## Abstract

We report the magnetic entropy change (Delta S-M) and the critical exponents in the double perovskite manganite Y2NiMnO6 with a tel to paramagnetic transition T-c similar to 85 K. For a magnetic field Change Delta H = 80 kOe, a maximum magnetic entropy change Delta S-M = -6.57 J/kg K is recorded around T-c. The critical exponents beta = 0.363 +/- 0.05 and gamma = 1.331 +/- 0.09 obtained from power law fitting to spontaneous magnetization M-s(T) and the inverse initial susceptibility chi(-1)(0)(T) satisfy well to values derived for a 3D-Heisenberg ferromagnet. The critical exponent delta=4.761 +/- 0.129 is determined from the isothermal magnetization at T-c. The scaling exponents corresponding to second order phase transition are consistent with the exponents from Kouvel-Fisher analysis and satisfy Widom's scaling relation delta=1 + (gamma/beta). Additionally, they also satisfy the single scaling equation M(H, epsilon) = e(beta)f +/- (H/e(beta+gamma)) according to which the magnetization-field-temperature data around T-c should collapse into two curves for temperatures below and above T-c. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 318-323 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials |

Volume | 368 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Nov 2014 |

MoE publication type | A1 Journal article-refereed |

## Keywords

- Double perovskite
- Magnetocaloric effect
- Critical exponents
- TEMPERATURE
- REFRIGERATION
- TRANSITION
- EXCHANGE