We show the giant magnetocaloric effect of HoNi2 compound can be tuned around hydrogen liquefaction temperature by substituting Ho with Gd and Ni with Co in Ho1-xGdxNi2-yCoy. While the Curie temperature of Ho1-xGdxNi2-yCoy can be tuned from 15 to 32 K originating from the lattice expansion of the cubic structure, giant entropy change of 22.0 J/kgK is retained near the hydrogen liquefaction temperature. A table-like entropy change observed in a broad temperature range of 20 to 32 K makes them promising as magnetocaloric materials for cryogenic magnetic refrigeration utilizing an Ericsson cycle.
- Curie temperature
- HoNi alloys
- Hydrogen liquefaction
- Table-like magnetocaloric effect