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Title: Critical behavior and magnetocaloric effect in Mn 3 Si 2 Te 6

Abstract

Here, the critical properties and magnetocaloric effect of semiconducting ferrimagnet Mn 3Si 2Te 6 single crystals have been investigated by bulk magnetization and heat capacity around T c. Critical exponents β = 0.41 ± 0.01 with a critical temperature T c = 74.18 ± 0.08 K and γ = 1.21 ± 0.02 with T c = 74.35 ± 0.05 K are deduced by the Kouvel-Fisher plot, whereas δ = 4.29 ± 0.05 (3.40 ± 0.02) is obtained by a critical isotherm analysis at T = 74(75)K. The magnetic exchange distance is found to decay as J (r) ≈ r -4.79, which lies between the mean-field and 3D Heisenberg models. Moreover, the magnetic entropy change -ΔS M features a maximum at T c, i.e., -ΔS$$max\atop{M}$$ ~ 2.53 (1.67) J kg -1 K -1 with in-plane (out-of-plane) field change of 5 T, confirming large magnetic anisotropy. The heat capacity measurement further gives -ΔS$$max\atop{M}$$ ~ 2.94 J kg -1 K -1 and the corresponding adiabatic temperature change ΔT ad ~ 1.14 K with out-of-plane field change of 9 T.

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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dept.
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Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1476290
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1466855
Report Number(s):
BNL-209124-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; magnetism

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Liu, Yu, and Petrovic, C. Critical behavior and magnetocaloric effect in Mn3Si2Te6. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.064423.
Liu, Yu, & Petrovic, C. Critical behavior and magnetocaloric effect in Mn3Si2Te6. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.064423.
Liu, Yu, and Petrovic, C. Mon . "Critical behavior and magnetocaloric effect in Mn3Si2Te6". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.064423. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1476290.
@article{osti_1476290,
title = {Critical behavior and magnetocaloric effect in Mn3Si2Te6},
author = {Liu, Yu and Petrovic, C.},
abstractNote = {Here, the critical properties and magnetocaloric effect of semiconducting ferrimagnet Mn3Si2Te6 single crystals have been investigated by bulk magnetization and heat capacity around Tc. Critical exponents β = 0.41 ± 0.01 with a critical temperature Tc = 74.18 ± 0.08 K and γ = 1.21 ± 0.02 with Tc = 74.35 ± 0.05 K are deduced by the Kouvel-Fisher plot, whereas δ = 4.29 ± 0.05 (3.40 ± 0.02) is obtained by a critical isotherm analysis at T = 74(75)K. The magnetic exchange distance is found to decay as J (r) ≈ r-4.79, which lies between the mean-field and 3D Heisenberg models. Moreover, the magnetic entropy change -ΔSM features a maximum at Tc, i.e., -ΔS$max\atop{M}$ ~ 2.53 (1.67) J kg-1 K-1 with in-plane (out-of-plane) field change of 5 T, confirming large magnetic anisotropy. The heat capacity measurement further gives -ΔS$max\atop{M}$ ~ 2.94 J kg-1 K-1 and the corresponding adiabatic temperature change ΔTad ~ 1.14 K with out-of-plane field change of 9 T.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.98.064423},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 6,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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