Thermomagnetic Materials: Thermomagnetic Properties Improved by Self-Organized Flower-Like Phase Separation of Ferromagnetic Co2Dy0.5Mn0.5Sn (Adv. Funct. Mater. 9/2012)

Authors

  • Michael Schwall,

    1. Institut of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
    2. Graduate School Material Science in Mainz, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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  • Leslie M. Schoop,

    1. Institut of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
    2. Graduate School Material Science in Mainz, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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  • Siham Ouardi,

    1. Institut of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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  • Benjamin Balke,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
    • Institut of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany.
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  • Claudia Felser,

    1. Institut of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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  • Peter Klaer,

    1. Institut of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 7, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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  • Hans-Joachim Elmers

    1. Institut of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 7, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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Abstract

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On page 1822, Benjamin Balke and co-workers report the thermodynamically stable phase separation of a Heusler compound induced by rapid cooling from the liquid phase. A linear combination of the different element-specific energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) mappings (with brightness proportional to the concentration) is shown. The phase separation forms an ordered 3D flower-like structure on the microscale.

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