Large Isothermal Magnetic Entropy Change after Hydrogen Absorption into La0.5Pr0.5(Fe0.88Si0.12)13
The influences of hydrogen absorption on the Curie temperature TC and the isothermal magnetic entropy change for La0.5Pr0.5(Fe0.88Si0.12)13 have been investigated, because the magnetocaloric effects have been confirmed to be enhanced after a partial substitution of Pr for La in La(Fe0.88Si0.12)13. The value of TC for La0.5Pr0.5(Fe0.88Si0.12)13Hy increases from 185 to 324 K with increasing y from 0 to 1.6. The maximum value of the isothermal magnetic entropy change ,Sm MAX is slightly decreased by hydrogen absorption. However, ,Sm MAX = -26 J/kg K in a magnetic field change of 5 T for La0.5Pr0.5(Fe0.88Si0.12)13H1.6 is still larger than the value of -23 J / kg K for La(Fe0.88Si0.12)13H1.5 having almost the same value of TC. Consequently, ,Sm MAX of the La0.5Pr0.5(Fe0.88Si0.12)13Hy is larger than that of La(Fe0.88Si0.12)13Hy in a wide temperature range covering room temperature.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
S. Fujieda et al., "Large Isothermal Magnetic Entropy Change after Hydrogen Absorption into La0.5Pr0.5(Fe0.88Si0.12)13", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 577-580, 2007