Magnetic multilayers as a way to increase the magnetic field responsiveness of magnetocaloric materials

R. Caballero-Flores, V. Franco, A. Conde, L. F. Kiss, L. Péter, I. Bakonyi

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The magnetocaloric response of Ni-Cu based multilayers has been studied with the aim of optimizing their magnetic field dependence. In contrast to the behavior of single phase materials, whose peak magnetic entropy change follows a power law with exponents close to 0.75, multilayering leads to exponents of ̃1 for an extended temperature span close to the transition temperature. This demonstrates that nanostructuring can be a good strategy to enhance the magnetic field responsiveness of magnetocaloric materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7432-7436
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012



  • Magnetic Refrigeration
  • Magnetocaloric Effect
  • Multilayers
  • Nanostructured Materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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