Magnetocaloric effect and other low-temperature properties of Pr2Pt2In

J. J. Mboukam, B. M. Sondezi, M. B.Tchoula Tchokonté, A. K.H. Bashir, A. M. Strydom, D. Britz, D. Kaczorowski

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We report on X-ray diffraction, electrical transport, heat capacity and magnetocaloric effect measurements of a polycrystalline sample of Pr2Pt2In. The compound forms in the tetragonal Mo2FeB2 type structure and orders ferromagnetically at TC=9 K. In the ordered state, its thermodynamic and electrical transport properties are dominated by magnon contributions with an energy gap of about 8 K in the spin-wave spectrum. The magnitude of magnetocaloric effect is similar to the values reported for most rare-earth based intermetallics. Characteristic behavior of the isothermal magnetic entropy change maximum points to a second-order character of the ferromagnetic phase transition in the compound studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-509
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018


  • Electrical resistivity
  • Ferromagnetism
  • Heat capacity
  • Magnetocaloric effect
  • Rare-earth compound
  • Spin-wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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