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In situ observation of the magnetocaloric effect through neutron diffraction in the \(Tb(DCO_2)_3\) and \(TbODCO_3\) frameworks

Dixey, Richard J. C., Manuel, Pascal, Orlandi, Fabio, Mukherjee, Paromita, Dutton, Siân E., Stenning, Gavin B. G., Saines, Paul J. (2020) In situ observation of the magnetocaloric effect through neutron diffraction in the \(Tb(DCO_2)_3\) and \(TbODCO_3\) frameworks. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, . Article Number UNSPECIFIED. ISSN 2050-7526. (doi:10.1039/D0TC03153D) (KAR id:82519)

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Probing the magnetic structure of magnetocaloric materials in applied fields, can reveal detailed insight into the mechanism of magnetic refrigeration thereby linking the magnetic states that form under applied magnetic fields to changes in magnetic entropy. This study probes the long range magnetic order in \(Tb(DCO_2)_3\) and \(TbODCO_3\) as a function of temperature and applied magnetic field, through neutron diffraction measurements. A triangular Ising antiferromagnetic phase is formed, in small applied magnetic fields in \(Tb(DCO_2)_3\), a spin flip transition occurs to a simple ferromagnetic structure in higher applied fields. \(TbODCO_3\) undergoes a phase transition, in applied fields, into two magnetic phases; namely a buckled chain ferromagnetic phase along the b-axis and a canted antiferromagnetic phase, with a ferromagnetic component along c-axis. Both of the states observed in \(TbODCO_3\) are consistent with Ising-like anisotropy previously reported in \(TbODCO_3\) and the coexistance of these is likely the result of applying a magnetic field to a powdered sample.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/D0TC03153D
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Saines
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 15:15 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 15:15 UTC
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