Condensed matter properties, Magnetic hysteresis, Phase transitions, Transition metals, Amorphous metals, Classical electromagnetism, Ab initio calculations, Entropy, Band structure
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The magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of iron-substituted Co2VGa alloys, Co2-xFexVGa (x = 0, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.3), were investigated. The Fe-substituted samples, prepared by arc melting, melt spinning, and annealing, crystallized in the L2(1) Heusler structure, without any secondary phases. The Curie temperature and high-field magnetization at 50 K decreased from 345 K and 44 emu/g (1.90 mu(B)/f.u.) for Co2VGa to 275 K and 39 emu/g (1.66 mu(B)/f.u.) for Co1.7Fe0.3VGa, respectively, but the maximum entropy change remained almost insensitive to Fe concentration for x 1.85Fe0.15VGa. First-principle calculations show that Co2VGa retains its half-metallic band structure until at least 30% of the cobalt atoms are replaced by Fe atoms. The wide operating temperature window near room temperature and the lack of thermal and magnetic hysteresis are the interesting features of these materials for application in room-temperature magnetic refrigeration. (c) 2018 Author(s). All article content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5006646
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Schroeder, K.; Waybright, J.; Kharel, P.; Zhang, W.; Valloppilly, S.; Herran, J.; Lukashev, P.; Huh, Y.; Skomsk, R.; and Sellmyer, D. J., "Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Co2-xFexVGa Heusler alloys" (2018). Faculty Publications. 25.