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Title: Structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} manganites (0≤x≤0.2)

Abstract

In this work, we report the effect of Na doping on the structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties in La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} powder samples. Our polycristalline samples have been synthesized using the solid-state reaction method at high temperatures. The parent compound La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} crystallizes in the orthorhombic system with Pbnm space group. Na doping induces a structural transition from orthorhombic (Pbnm space group) to rhombohedral (R-3C space group) symmetry. Magnetization measurements versus temperature in a magnetic applied field of 50 mT showed that all our investigated samples display a paramagnetic-ferromagnetic transition with decreasing temperature. The Curie temperature T{sub C} increases with Na content from 240 K for x=0 to 330 K for x=0.2. A large magnetocaloric effect has been observed in all samples, the maximum entropy change, |∆S{sub M}|{sub max}, shifts to smaller values with increasing Na content, from4.56 J/kg K (x=0.05) to 2.3 J/kg K (x=0.2) under a magnetic field change ∆µ{sub 0}H of 2 T. For the same applied magnetic field of 2 T, the Relative Cooling Power (RCP) values are found to be constant around 91 J/kg. - Graphical abstract: Sodium doping induces an increase of T{sub C} from 240 K for x=0 tomore » 330 K for x=0.2. - Highlights: • La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} are synthesized using the ceramic method at high temperatures. • Na doping induces a structural transition from Pbnm to R-3C space group. • T{sub C} increases with Na content from 240 K for x=0 to 330 K for x=0.2. • RCP is constant around 91 J/kg for all compounds under 2 T.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3]
  1. Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Sfax University, B.P. 1171, 3000 Sfax (Tunisia)
  2. (France)
  3. (Tunisia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22475580
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 225; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0022-4596
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CALCIUM COMPOUNDS; CERAMICS; CONCENTRATION RATIO; CURIE POINT; ENTROPY; LANTHANUM COMPOUNDS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETIZATION; MANGANATES; MANGANESE OXIDES; ORTHORHOMBIC LATTICES; PARAMAGNETISM; POLYCRYSTALS; POWDERS; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; SOLIDS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TRIGONAL LATTICES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

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Choura Maatar, S., M’nassri, R., Institut NEEL, CNRS, B.P.166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, Cheikhrouhou Koubaa, W., E-mail: wissem.koubaa@yahoo.fr, Koubaa, M., Cheikhrouhou, A., and Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Multimédia et Traitement Numérique des Données, Technopole de Sfax, Cité El Ons, Route de Tunis, Km 9, Sfax. B.P. 275, Sakiet Ezzit, 3021 Sfax. Structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} manganites (0≤x≤0.2). United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2014.12.007.
Choura Maatar, S., M’nassri, R., Institut NEEL, CNRS, B.P.166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, Cheikhrouhou Koubaa, W., E-mail: wissem.koubaa@yahoo.fr, Koubaa, M., Cheikhrouhou, A., & Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Multimédia et Traitement Numérique des Données, Technopole de Sfax, Cité El Ons, Route de Tunis, Km 9, Sfax. B.P. 275, Sakiet Ezzit, 3021 Sfax. Structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} manganites (0≤x≤0.2). United States. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2014.12.007.
Choura Maatar, S., M’nassri, R., Institut NEEL, CNRS, B.P.166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, Cheikhrouhou Koubaa, W., E-mail: wissem.koubaa@yahoo.fr, Koubaa, M., Cheikhrouhou, A., and Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Multimédia et Traitement Numérique des Données, Technopole de Sfax, Cité El Ons, Route de Tunis, Km 9, Sfax. B.P. 275, Sakiet Ezzit, 3021 Sfax. Fri . "Structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} manganites (0≤x≤0.2)". United States. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2014.12.007.
@article{osti_22475580,
title = {Structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} manganites (0≤x≤0.2)},
author = {Choura Maatar, S. and M’nassri, R. and Institut NEEL, CNRS, B.P.166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 and Cheikhrouhou Koubaa, W., E-mail: wissem.koubaa@yahoo.fr and Koubaa, M. and Cheikhrouhou, A. and Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Multimédia et Traitement Numérique des Données, Technopole de Sfax, Cité El Ons, Route de Tunis, Km 9, Sfax. B.P. 275, Sakiet Ezzit, 3021 Sfax},
abstractNote = {In this work, we report the effect of Na doping on the structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties in La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} powder samples. Our polycristalline samples have been synthesized using the solid-state reaction method at high temperatures. The parent compound La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3} crystallizes in the orthorhombic system with Pbnm space group. Na doping induces a structural transition from orthorhombic (Pbnm space group) to rhombohedral (R-3C space group) symmetry. Magnetization measurements versus temperature in a magnetic applied field of 50 mT showed that all our investigated samples display a paramagnetic-ferromagnetic transition with decreasing temperature. The Curie temperature T{sub C} increases with Na content from 240 K for x=0 to 330 K for x=0.2. A large magnetocaloric effect has been observed in all samples, the maximum entropy change, |∆S{sub M}|{sub max}, shifts to smaller values with increasing Na content, from4.56 J/kg K (x=0.05) to 2.3 J/kg K (x=0.2) under a magnetic field change ∆µ{sub 0}H of 2 T. For the same applied magnetic field of 2 T, the Relative Cooling Power (RCP) values are found to be constant around 91 J/kg. - Graphical abstract: Sodium doping induces an increase of T{sub C} from 240 K for x=0 to 330 K for x=0.2. - Highlights: • La{sub 0.8}Ca{sub 0.2−x}Na{sub x}MnO{sub 3} are synthesized using the ceramic method at high temperatures. • Na doping induces a structural transition from Pbnm to R-3C space group. • T{sub C} increases with Na content from 240 K for x=0 to 330 K for x=0.2. • RCP is constant around 91 J/kg for all compounds under 2 T.},
doi = {10.1016/J.JSSC.2014.12.007},
journal = {Journal of Solid State Chemistry},
issn = {0022-4596},
number = ,
volume = 225,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}