Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 53, Issue 13, pp 9816–9822 | Cite as

Structure, glass-forming ability, magnetic and cryogenic magneto-caloric properties in the amorphous Ni30Co10RE60 (RE = Ho and Tm) ribbons

  • Dan Guo
  • Yikun Zhang
  • Shuhua Geng
  • Hui Xu
  • Zhongming Ren
  • Gerhard Wilde


Amorphousized Ni30Co10RE60 (RE = Ho and Tm) ribbons have been prepared by melt-spinning technique, and their microstructure, glass formation ability, magnetic properties and cryogenic magneto-caloric effect (MCE) were systematically investigated. Based on the X-ray diffraction and high-resolution transmission electron microscopic, the Ni30Co10Ho60 and Ni30Co10Tm60 ribbons show fully amorphous structure. The ribbons are confirmed to reveal a second-order magnetic phase transition (paramagnetic to ferromagnetic) by the magnetization measurements and Arrott plot analysis. A considerable MCE is found in Ni30Co10Ho60 and Ni30Co10Tm60 ribbons around their respective Curie temperatures (TC) of 22.7 and 6.3 K, respectively. Under a magnetic field change (∆H) of 0–5 T, the magnetic entropy change (− ∆SM) reaches 12.5 and 14.2 J/kg K, and the relative cooling power reaches 447 and 242 J/kg for Ni30Co10Ho60 and Ni30Co10Tm60, respectively.



The present work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51501036 and 51690162), Independent Research and Development Project of State Key Laboratory of Advanced Special Steel, Shanghai University, and United Innovation Program of Shanghai Commercial Aircraft Engine (Nos. AR910 and AR911).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Guo
    • 1
  • Yikun Zhang
    • 1
  • Shuhua Geng
    • 1
  • Hui Xu
    • 1
  • Zhongming Ren
    • 1
  • Gerhard Wilde
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Special Steels, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Advanced Ferrometallurgy, School of Materials Science and EngineeringShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Institute of Materials PhysicsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

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