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Spontaneous Generation Of Voltage In Single-Crystal Gd5si2ge2 During Magnetostructural Phase Transformations, Min Zou, H. Tang, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Vitalij K. Pecharsky Apr 2006

Spontaneous Generation Of Voltage In Single-Crystal Gd5si2ge2 During Magnetostructural Phase Transformations, Min Zou, H. Tang, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Vitalij K. Pecharsky

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The spontaneous generation of voltage (SGV) in single-crystal and polycrystallineGd5Si2Ge2 during the coupled magnetostructural transformation has been examined. Our experiments show reversible, measurable, and repeatable SGV responses of the materials to the temperature and magnetic field. The parameters of the response and the magnitude of the signal are anisotropic and rate dependent. The magnitude of the SGV signal and the critical temperatures and critical magnetic fields at which the SGV occurs vary with the rate of temperature and magnetic-field changes.


Dynamics Of The Magnetic Field-Induced First Order Magnetic-Structural Phase Transformation Of Gd5(Si0.5ge0.5)4, J. Leib, J. E. Snyder, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel, David C. Jiles Jun 2004

Dynamics Of The Magnetic Field-Induced First Order Magnetic-Structural Phase Transformation Of Gd5(Si0.5ge0.5)4, J. Leib, J. E. Snyder, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel, David C. Jiles

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The system Gd5(SixGe1−x)4 for 0.4⩽x⩽0.5 has been shown to have an unusual first order, coupled magnetic-structural phase transformation at the Curie temperature. Above the transformation temperature Tc, the material is paramagnetic with a monoclinic structure; below Tc, it is ferromagnetic with an orthorhombic structure. Another unusual feature of this phase transformation is that an applied magnetic field can increase Tc by 5 K per tesla. In this study, the magnetic-structural transformation in single crystalGd5Si2Ge2 was triggered by holding the sample at ...


Giant Magnetostriction Behavior At The Curie Temperature Of Single Crystal Gd5(Si0.5ge0.5)4, M. Han, David C. Jiles, J. E. Snyder, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel Jun 2004

Giant Magnetostriction Behavior At The Curie Temperature Of Single Crystal Gd5(Si0.5ge0.5)4, M. Han, David C. Jiles, J. E. Snyder, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel

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We report results of thermal expansion (TE) and magnetostriction (MS) measurements on a single crystal sample of Gd5(Si0.5Ge0.5)4 prepared by the Bridgman method. TE and MS were measured along the c axis by the strain gauge method and the temperature was controlled using a closed cycle helium refrigerator. From the TE measurements the magnetic structural phase transition temperature was found to be 259.5 K on cooling and 261.5 K on heating. The abrupt change in strain and the temperature hysteresis indicate that it is a first order transition. MS measurements ...


Reflectance Anisotropy Of Gd5si2ge2 And Tb5si2.2ge1.8, S. J. Lee, Joong Mok Park, J. E. Snyder, David C. Jiles, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, A. O. Pecharsky, David W. Lynch Mar 2004

Reflectance Anisotropy Of Gd5si2ge2 And Tb5si2.2ge1.8, S. J. Lee, Joong Mok Park, J. E. Snyder, David C. Jiles, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, A. O. Pecharsky, David W. Lynch

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Reflectance difference (RD) spectra for the ab plane of the single crystals of Gd5Si2Ge2and bc planes of Gd5Si2Ge2 and Tb5Si2.2Ge1.8 were obtained in the photon energy range of 1.5–5.5 eV. Several peaks were observed for these crystals in the measured spectrum range. Similar features were observed in the RD spectra for the bc planes ofGd5Si2Ge2 and Tb5Si2.2Ge1.8, while different features were observed for the ...


Magnetic Field Induced Phase Transitions In Gd5(Si1.95ge2.05) Single Crystal And The Anisotropic Magnetocaloric Effect, H. Tang, A. O. Pecharsky, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. May 2003

Magnetic Field Induced Phase Transitions In Gd5(Si1.95ge2.05) Single Crystal And The Anisotropic Magnetocaloric Effect, H. Tang, A. O. Pecharsky, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr.

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Magnetization measurements using a Gd5(Si1.95Ge2.05) single crystal with the magnetic field applied along three crystallographic directions, [001], [010] and [100], were carried out as a function of the applied field (0–56 kOe) at various temperatures (∼5–320 K). The magnetic field (H)–temperature (T) phase diagrams were constructed for theGd5(Si1.95Ge2.05) single crystal with field along the three directions. A small anisotropy was observed. The magnetocaloric effect was calculated from isothermal magnetization data, and the observed anisotropy correlates with the HT phase diagrams. The results ...