Magnetocaloric Effect in Sm0.55Sr0.45MnO3 Manganite
Magnetocaloric effect (T-effect) was studied by direct method on three samples of Sm0.55Sr0.45MnO3 manganite: ceramic (C) sample and two single crystals, annealed in oxygen (O) or in air atmosphere (A). The temperature dependence of T-effect T(T) of all the samples has maximum at Tmax equal to 143.3 K for A-sample, 244 K for O-sample, and 143 K for C-sample. In these maxima T values are 0.8 K, 0.41 K, and 0.4 K for A-, O- and C-samples respectively. In addition, the T(T) curve of A-sample has minimum at Tmin = 120 K and T-value in minimum is equal to - 0.1 K. The maximum value of T-effect increases with H up to the maximum field of measurement 14.2 kOe. When this takes place the rate of this increasing is higher at H > 8 kOe than at H < 8 kOe. The above listed peculiarities of T-effect are explained by the presence in the samples of ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic A-type and antiferromagnetic CE-type clusters.
D.M. Zashchirinskii et al., "Magnetocaloric Effect in Sm0.55Sr0.45MnO3 Manganite", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 168-169, pp. 373-375, 2011