Scaling of Anhysteretic Curves for LaFeCoSi Alloy near the Transition Point
R. Gozdur a, K. Chwastekb, M. Najgebauer b, M. Lebioda c, Ł. Bernacki a and A. Wodzyński b
aDepartment of Semiconductors and Optoelectronic Devices, Łódź University of Technology, Wólczańska 211/215, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
bFaculty of Electrical Engineering, Częstochowa University of Technology, al. Armii Krajowej 17, 42-201 Częstochowa, Poland
cInstitute of Electrical Engineering Systems, Łódź University of Technology, B. Stefanowskiego 18/22, 90-924 Łódź, Poland
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LaFeCoSi alloys have attracted much attention as they exhibit magnetocaloric effect in near room temperature. The paper focuses on the description of anhysteretic curve for LaFeCoSi alloy for temperatures close to transition point. For this purpose the Langevin function is applied. The paper confirms that the Langevin function might be a good starting point for development of analytical models aimed at examination of magnetic properties in La-based magnetocaloric materials.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.801
PACS numbers: 75.30.Sg, 75.60.-d, 75.60.Ej