Publication Date

5-18-2021

Department

Ames Laboratory; Materials Science and Engineering

Campus Units

Ames Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering

OSTI ID+

1783477

Report Number

IS-J 10482

DOI

10.1063/5.0044380

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume Number

129

Issue Number

19

First Page

193901

Abstract

Proper coupling between structural and magnetic transitions is critical for the emergence and control of magnetocaloric effects in solids. We examine the influence of minor substitutional doping (replacing Mn by Cr and Al by Sn) and interstitial doping with B on the magnetic, structural, and magnetocaloric properties of recently discovered Mn0.5Fe0.5NiSi0.94Al0.06 alloy exhibiting a giant magnetocaloric effect near room temperature. We demonstrate that magnetocaloric properties of the base compound can be controlled and, in some cases, improved by chemical substitutions. First-principles computations elucidate how small changes in the composition affect properties in this family of compounds and, thus, provide useful guidance for the selection of suitable doping elements for such materials. The magnetic-field-induced entropy change measured for Mn0.5Fe0.5NiSi0.94Al0.06B0.005 is −22 J/kg K near room temperature for the applied magnetic field of 2 T, and it is among the highest known values for this class of materials.

DOE Contract Number(s)

AC02-07CH11358

Language

en

Department of Energy Subject Categories

36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository, Ames IA (United States)

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