Large magnetic entropy change in perovskite-type manganese oxides

Z. B. Guo, Y. W. Du, J. S. Zhu, H. Huang, W. P. Ding, D. Feng

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Magnetic entropy change larger than that of gadolinium has been observed in polycrystalline of La1−xCaxMnO3(x=0.2and0.33)perovskite-type manganese oxide. The large magnetic entropy change produced by the abrupt reduction of magnetization is attributed to the anomalous thermal expansion just at the Curie temperature. The considerable magnetic entropy change was also observed in La0.75Sr0.25−yCayMnO3near room temperature. The phenomenon of large magnetic entropy change and the convenient adjustment of the Curie temperature make the perovskite-type manganese oxides useful for magnetic refrigerants in an extended high temperature range even at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1142-1145
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 10 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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