Room temperature magnetocaloric effect in CrTe1−xSe x alloys

M. Kh Hamad*, I. C. Nlebedim, Yazan Maswadeh, R. Hamad, Kh A. Ziq*

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In this work, we report room temperature magnetocaloric properties in CrTe1−xSex (0.00 ≤ x ≤ 0.10) alloys prepared by a conventional solid-state reaction. The Rietveld refinement of the XRD pattern of CrTe1−xSex showed the emerging of pure hexagonal NiAs structure with P63/mmc (194) space group with increasing Se substitution. Upon μ0H = 5 T applied magnetic field, the magnetocaloric effect analysis revealed maximum magnetic entropy change (Δ SM) in the range 7.9–9.2 J/kg K−1 with a relative cooling power (RCP) value of about 550–694 J/kg. The RCP values exceed the corresponding RCP value of the prototype Gd element near room temperature. The obtained results suggest that CrTe1−xSex (0.00 ≤ x ≤ 0.10) alloys is a viable candidate for a room temperature magnetic cooling application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1259
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2022

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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