Modulating the phase transition temperature of giant magnetocaloric thin films by ion irradiation

@article{Cervera2017ModulatingTP,
  title={Modulating the phase transition temperature of giant magnetocaloric thin films by ion irradiation},
  author={S. Cervera and Martino Trassinelli and Massimiliano Marangolo and C. Carr'et'ero and Vincent Garcia and Sarah Hidki and Eric Jacquet and Emily Lamour and Agnes L'evy and S Mac'e and Christophe Prigent and Jean Pierre Rozet and S{\'e}bastien Steydli and Dominique Vernhet},
  journal={arXiv: Atomic Physics},
  year={2017}
}
Magnetic refrigeration based on the magnetocaloric effect at room temperature is one of the most attractive alternative to the current gas compression/expansion method routinely employed. Nevertheless, in giant magnetocaloric materials, optimal refrigeration is restricted to the narrow temperature window of the phase transition (Tc). In this work, we present the possibility of varying this transition temperature into a same giant magnetocaloric material by ion irradiation. We demonstrate that… 
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