Magnetic, magnetocaloric and magnetoresistive properties of cubic Laves phase HoAl2 single crystal.

@article{Patra2014MagneticMA,
  title={Magnetic, magnetocaloric and magnetoresistive properties of cubic Laves phase HoAl2 single crystal.},
  author={M. K. Patra and Subham Majumdar and S Giri and Yinguo Xiao and Tapan Kumar Chatterji},
  journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={046004}
}
We report the magnetization (M) and magnetoresistance (MR) results of HoAl2 single crystals oriented along the ⟨100⟩ and ⟨110⟩ directions. Although HoAl2 has cubic Laves phase structure, a large anisotropy is observed in M and MR below the Curie temperature (TC). A satisfactory correlation between magnetic entropy change (ΔSM) and MR could be established along ⟨110⟩ and also ⟨100⟩, except for the temperature (T) region around which spin reorientation takes place. Large inverse magnetocaloric… CONTINUE READING