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Rafał Michalski
Jakub Zygadło

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Rafał Michalski
Jakub Zygadło

WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems

Print ISSN: 1109-2734
E-ISSN: 2224-266X

Volume 16, 2017

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Volume 16, 2017

Predictions of Thermomagnetic Properties of HoAl2 and ErAl2 Performed with ATOMIC MATTERS MFA Computation System

AUTHORS: Rafał Michalski, Jakub Zygadło

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ABSTRACT: We present the results of non-free parameter calculations of properties of HoAl2 and ErAl2 single crystals, performed with our new computation system called ATOMIC MATTERS MFA [1, 2]. A localized electron approach was applied to describe the electronic structure evolution of Ho and Er ions over a wide temperature range and estimate Magnetocaloric Effect (MCE). Thermomagnetic properties of HoAl2 and ErAl2 were calculated based on the fine electronic structure of the 4f^10 and 4f^11 electronic configuration of the Ho and Er ions, respectively. Our calculations yielded: magnetic moment value and direction; single-crystalline magnetization curves in zero field and in external magnetic field applied in various directions m(T,Bext); the 4f-electronic components of specific heat c4f(T,Bext); and temperature dependence of the magnetic entropy and isothermal entropy change with external magnetic field -ΔS(T,Bext). The cubic universal CEF parameters values used for all CEF calculations was taken from [3] and recalculated for universal cubic parameters set for the RAl2 series: A4=+7.164Ka0 and A6 =-1.038Ka0. Magnetic properties were found to be anisotropic due to cubic Laves phase C15 crystal structure symmetry. These studies reveal the importance of multipolar charge interactions when describing thermomagnetic properties of real 4f electronic systems and the effectiveness of an applied self-consistent molecular field in calculations for magnetic phase transition simulation.

KEYWORDS: HoAl2, ErAl2, RAl2, Laves Phase, CEF, MFA, MCE, Atomic Matters


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WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-2734 / 2224-266X, Volume 16, 2017, Art. #4, pp. 22-34

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