Effect of partial substitution of Mn by Fe on the structure, magnetic phase transition and magnetocaloric response in La0.67Pb0.33Mn1−xFexO3 compounds

  • Li-an HanEmail author
  • Hui Qiao
  • Feng Gao
  • Huaze Zhu
  • Jing Yang
  • Tao Zhang


The compounds La0.67Pb0.33Mn1−xFexO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.10) have been fabricated by ceramic procedures mainly to investigate their structure, magnetic phase transition and magnetocaloric effect. All samples have a rhombohedral structure belonging to \(R\overline {3} C\) space group by structural analysis. As the Fe concentration x increases up to 0.10, Curie temperature value significantly decreases from 360 to 210 K. The maximum values of MEC (magnetic entropy change) are found to be 4.17, 2.99, 2.58 J kg−1 K−1 under 5 T field change for x = 0, 0.05, 0.10, respectively. The corresponding values of RCP (relative cooling power) are 229.8, 235.4, 216.5 J kg−1. The relatively large MEC, high RCP values and the convenient adjustment of the TC suggest that the prepared La0.67Pb0.33Mn1−xFexO3 compounds could be appropriate materials for magnetic cooling in a wide working temperature range. The analysis of isothermal magnetization using the Arrott curves and Franco’s universal method reveals that the La0.67Pb0.33Mn1−xFexO3 manganites show a second-order ferromagnetic–paramagnetic transition.



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 11605133, 61201088), and Foundation Industrial Public Relation Project of Shaanxi Technology Committee (2016GY-041).


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  • Li-an Han
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hui Qiao
    • 1
  • Feng Gao
    • 1
  • Huaze Zhu
    • 1
  • Jing Yang
    • 1
  • Tao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsXi’an University of Science and TechnologyXi’anChina

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