Regular Article - Solid State and Materials
Thermodynamic behaviour of magnetocaloric quantities in spin-1/2 Ising square trilayer
Department of Physics, Presidency University, 86/1 College Street, 700073, Kolkata, India
Accepted: 24 November 2020
Published online: 11 January 2021
A spin-1/2, Ising trilayered ferrimagnetic system on square Bravais lattice is studied, employing Monte-Carlo simulation with the single spin-flip Metropolis algorithm. The bulk of such a system is formed by three layers, each of which is composed entirely either by A or B type of atoms, resulting in two distinct compositions: ABA and AAB and two different types of magnetic interactions: ferromagnetic between like atoms and antiferromagnetic between unlike atoms. For such systems, Inverse Absolute of Reduced Residual Magnetisation is the absolute value of the ratio of the extremum of the magnetisation in between compensation and critical points and the saturation magnetisation. Variation of relative interaction strengths in the Hamiltonian, for a range of values, leads to the shift of compensation point and critical point and changes in the magnitude of inverse absolute of reduced residual magnetisation. Probable mathematical forms of dependences of the inverse absolute of reduced residual magnetisation and temperature interval between the critical and compensation temperatures on controlling parameters are proposed in the absence of applied magnetic field and have obtained phase diagrams for both types of configurations from these relations. This alternative description of the simulated systems may help technologists design magnetocaloric materials according to desired characteristics.
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