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    • Keywords

       

      Magneto-structural transition; phase-coexistence; metastability.

    • Abstract

       

      First order magneto-structural transition plays an important role in the functionality of various magnetic materials of current interest like manganese oxide systems showing colossal magnetoresistance, Gd5(Ge, Si)4 alloys showing giant magnetocaloric effects and magnetic shape memory alloys. The key features of this magneto-structural transition are phase-coexistence and metastability. This generality is highlighted with experimental results obtained in a particular class of materials. A generalized framework of disorder influenced first order phase transition is introduced to understand the interesting experimental results which have some bearing on the functionality of the concerned materials.

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      S B Roy1 M K Chattopadhyay1 M A Manekar1 K J S Sokhey1 P Chaddah2

      1. Magnetic and Superconducting Materials Section, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452 013, India
      2. UGC–DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, University Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452 017, India
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