Magnetocaloric Effect of RCo5 Single Crystals in the Region of Spin-Reorientation Transitions
Direct measurements of the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) in RCo5 single crystals in the region of spin-reorientation transitions (SRT) were carried out. It was shown that the values of MCE in the region of SRTs are comparable to the values of MCE in the vicinity of the Curie temperature. The anisotropy constants of the compounds were measured by the torque method. The anisotropic MCE calculation on the basis of anisotropy constants showed a good accordance with the experimental data.
Y.S. Koshkid’ko et al., "Magnetocaloric Effect of RCo5 Single Crystals in the Region of Spin-Reorientation Transitions", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 168-169, pp. 134-137, 2011