Monte Carlo calculations of the magnetocaloric effect in RAl2 (R=Dy,Er)

  title={Monte Carlo calculations of the magnetocaloric effect in RAl2 (R=Dy,Er)},
  author={E. P. Nobrega and Nilson de Oliveira and Pedro Jorge von Ranke and Amos Troper},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
In this work we calculate the magnetocaloric effect in the Laves phase compound RAl2 by using a model Hamiltonian of interacting spins where the spin-spin interaction is treated in the Monte Carlo simulation. The isothermal entropy change and the adiabatic temperature change upon magnetic field variations, for the compounds DyAl2 and ErAl2 are in good agreement with the available experimental data. 

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