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    • Keywords

       

      Magnetocaloric effect; rare-earth intermetallics and alloys; magnetic properties.

    • Abstract

       

      Magnetocaloric effect (MCE) is the change in isothermal magnetic entropy (𝛥𝑆m)and adiabatic temperature (𝛥𝑇ad) that accompany magnetic transitions in materials during the application or the removal of magnetic field under adiabatic conditions. The physics of MCE gets enriched by correlated spin-lattice degrees of freedom. This phenomenon has been actively investigated over the past few decades as it holds a promise for an alternate method of refrigeration/heat pumping. This has already resulted in several reviews on this topic. This paper focusses on some recent trends in this field and prospects of using rare-earth-based materials as active magnetic refrigerants over a broad temperature range that includes gas liquefaction and near-room temperature refrigeration/heating.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      R Nirmala1 A V Morozkin2 S K Malik3

      1. Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036, India
      2. Department of Chemistry, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Moscow, 119992, Russia
      3. Departamento de Física Teórica e Experimental, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, 59082-970, Brazil
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