Review of magnetocaloric effect in perovskite-type oxides

Wei Zhong*, Chak Tong AU, You Wei Du

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We survey the magnetocaloric effect in perovskite-type oxides (including doped ABO3-type manganese oxides, A3B2O 7-type two-layered perovskite oxides, and A 2B′B″O6-type ordered double-perovskite oxides). Magnetic entropy changes larger than those of gadolinium can be observed in polycrystalline La1-xCaxMnO3 and alkali-metal (Na or K) doped La0.8Ca0.2MnO3 perovskite-type manganese oxides. The large magnetic entropy change produced by an abrupt reduction of magnetization is attributed to the anomalous thermal expansion at the Curie temperature. Considerable magnetic entropy changes can also be observed in two-layered perovskites La1.6Ca1.4Mn2O 7 and La2.5-xK0.5+xMn2O 7+δ (0 < x < 0.5), and double-perovskite Ba 2Fe1+XMo1-xO6 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) near their respective Curie temperatures. Compared with rare earth metals and their alloys, the perovskite-type oxides are lower in cost, and they exhibit higher chemical stability and higher electrical resistivity, which together favor lower eddy-current heating. They are potential magnetic refrigerants at high temperatures, especially near room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number057501
JournalChinese Physics B
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • magnetic entropy change
  • magnetic phase transition
  • magnetocaloric effect
  • perovskite-type oxides


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