- Structural and magnetic properties of MnFe1-xCoxGe compounds
- IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
- Volume | Issue number
- 42 | 11
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI)
The structural and magnetic properties of MnFe1-xCoxGe compounds with x=0,0.1,0.2,0.3,0.4,0.5,0.6,0.7,0.8,0.85,0.9, and 1.0 were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and magnetization measurements. XRD shows that the MnFe1-xCoxGe compounds crystallize in the hexagonal Ni2In-type crystal structure for xles0.8 and in the orthorhombic NiTiSi-type structure for x>0.8. The magnetization measurements show that the MnFe1-xCoxGe compounds exhibit a complex magnetic behavior. The Curie temperature increases with increasing of x. The saturation magnetization of the compounds with Ni2In type structure increase with increasing of x and the saturation of the magnetization in the NiTiSi-type structure also increases with increasing x. We investigated the magnetocaloric effects in these compounds by means of magnetization measurements. The maximum magnetic-entropy change observed in these compounds reaches 9 J/kgK for x=0.8 in a field change from 0 to 5 T at around 289 K.
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