Effect of Monovalent Cation Doping on Structural, Magnetic, and Magnetocaloric Properties of Pr-0.85 A 0.15MnO3 (A = Ag and K) Manganites

AKÇA G. , Ayas A. O. , Cetin S. K. , AKYOL M. , EKİCİBİL A.

JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM, vol.30, no.6, pp.1515-1525, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10948-016-3946-8
  • Page Numbers: pp.1515-1525
  • Keywords: Manganites, Magnetic properties, Magnetic entropy change, Magnetocaloric effect, ROOM-TEMPERATURE, GIANT MAGNETORESISTANCE, ENTROPY CHANGE, TRANSITION, LA0.65SR0.35MNO3, BEHAVIOR, LA


A systematic study on the effect of monovalent cation doping on structural, magnetic, and magnetocaloric properties of Pr-0.85 A 0.15MnO3 (A = Ag and K) samples synthesized by a sol-gel method has been carried out. The crystal structure and morphology have been worked by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging measurements. The XRD results indicate that both samples have orthorhombic structure. Magnetization versus temperature measurements show that our samples display a ferromagnetic-to-paramagnetic phase transition with increasing temperature. The ferromagnetic-to-paramagnetic phase transition temperature (T (C)) values were found as 74 and 116 K for Pr0.85Ag0.15MnO3 and Pr-0.85 K 0.15MnO3, respectively. The magnetic entropy changes were evaluated from isothermal magnetization curves measured at various temperatures near T (C) by steps of 4 K. The values of the magnetic entropy change were determined as 0.99 and 1.39 J kg (-1) K (-1) for Pr0.85Ag0.15MnO3 and Pr-0.85 K 0.15MnO3 under external field changes of 10 kOe, respectively.