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Influence of the starting temperature of calorimetric measurements on the accuracy of determined magnetocaloric effect

TitleInfluence of the starting temperature of calorimetric measurements on the accuracy of determined magnetocaloric effect
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMoreno-Ramirez, LM, Franco, V, Conde, A, Bez, HN, Mudryk, Y, Pecharsky, VK
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume457
Pagination64-69
Date Published07
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0304-8853
Accession NumberWOS:000427581400010
Keywordscapacity, disorder, Materials Science, physics, refrigeration
Abstract

Availability of a restricted heat capacity data range has a clear influence on the accuracy of calculated magnetocaloric effect, as confirmed by both numerical simulations and experimental measurements. Simulations using the Bean-Rodbell model show that, in general, the approximated magnetocaloric effect curves calculated using a linear extrapolation of the data starting from a selected temperature point down to zero kelvin deviate in a non-monotonic way from those correctly calculated by fully integrating the data from near zero temperatures. However, we discovered that a particular temperature range exists where the approximated magnetocaloric calculation provides the same result as the fully integrated one. These specific truncated intervals exist for both first and second order phase transitions and are the same for the adiabatic temperature change and magnetic entropy change curves. The effect of this truncated integration in real samples was confirmed using heat capacity data of Gd metal and Gd5WSi2Ge2 compound measured from near zero temperatures. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.jmmm.2018.02.083
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