Tailoring barocaloric and magnetocaloric properties in low-hysteresis magnetic shape memory alloys

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Stern-Taulats E., Planes A., Lloveras P., Barrio M., Tamarit J., Pramanick S., ...More

ACTA MATERIALIA, vol.96, pp.324-332, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.06.026
  • Journal Name: ACTA MATERIALIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.324-332
  • Keywords: Barocaloric and magnetocaloric effects, Magnetic shape memory, Martensitic transformation, MARTENSITIC-TRANSFORMATION, ENTROPY CHANGE, PHASE
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


We report on the barocaloric and magnetocaloric effects in a series of low-hysteresis Ni-Mn-In magnetic shape memory alloys. We show that the behaviour exhibited by several quantities that characterise these caloric effects (isothermal entropy change, adiabatic temperature change and refrigerant capacity) can be rationalised in terms of the relative distance between the Curie point of the austenite and the martensitic transition temperature. It is found that the two caloric effects exhibit opposite trends. The behaviour of the barocaloric effect parallels that exhibited by the transition entropy change, thereby showing larger values for weakly magnetic samples. Regarding the magnetocaloric effect, the isothermal entropy change is maximum for those samples transforming martensitically close to the Curie point of the austenite. Such a maximum value does not correspond to the maximum adiabatic temperature change, and samples with martensitic transition slightly below the Curie point do have larger temperature changes as a result of the strongest sensitivity of the transition to the magnetic field. (C) 2015 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.