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Title
Effect of doping and elastic properties in (Si,P)
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Abstract
Mixed magnetism (the coexistence of strong and weak magnetism in one material) is regarded as the origin of the giant magnetocaloric effect (GMCE). A good example is (Mn,Fe)(2)(Si,P), which is established as one of the best magnetocaloric materials available. Tuning the material properties are essential for optimizing its performance, and a straightforward way to do that is by doping. In this article, an ab initio electronic structure method was used to calculate the structure and magnetic properties of 3d-transition-metal-doped (Mn,Fe)(2)(Si,P) materials for magnetocaloric applications (transition metals are Cr, Co, Mn, Ni, Cu). For a steady performance, the material should be mechanically stable. A detailed analysis of the elastic constants shows that the mechanical stability of the (Mn,Fe)(2)(Si,P) system increases significantly by doping with boron without affecting the magnetic properties. Insights of the influence of doping enable future studies to understand and predict bettermagnetocaloric materials.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PHYSICAL REVIEW B
Publication
2016
Volume/pages
93:9(2016), 8 p.
Article Reference
094110
ISI
000372712100001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 10.05.2016
Last edited 29.04.2017
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