The magnetocaloric effect of partially crystalline Fe-B-Cr-Gd alloys
Law, J. Y.
Ramanujan, Raju V.
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
The influence of annealing temperature and crystallization on the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) of Fe-B-Cr-Gd partially crystalline alloys was studied. Although the alloys exhibited dissimilar devitrification behavior, all the alloys exhibited MCE behavior consistent with a phenomenological universal curve and theoretical power law expressions of the magnetic field dependence of MCE. The TC of partially crystalline Fe75B12Cr8Gd5 alloys increased with increasing annealing temperatures. However, peak magnetic entropy change and refrigerant capacity values remained relatively constant, suggesting that these alloys are promising for active magnetic regenerator applications.
Journal of Applied Physics
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