Comment on “The Magnetocaloric Effect of LaFe11.6Si1.4, La0.8Nd0.2Fe11.5Si1.5, and Ni43Mn46Sn11 Compounds in the Vicinity of the First-Order Phase Transition”

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  • Lluís Mañosa,

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    1. Departament d'Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria Facultat de Física Universitat de Barcelona Diagonal 647, 08208 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain)
    • Departament d'Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria Facultat de Física Universitat de Barcelona Diagonal 647, 08208 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain).
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  • Antoni Planes,

    1. Departament d'Estructura i Constituents de la Matèria Facultat de Física Universitat de Barcelona Diagonal 647, 08208 Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain)
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  • Xavier Moya

    1. Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy University of Cambridge Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ (UK)
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Abstract

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The aim of the present comment is to show that when both calorimetric and magnetization measurements are properly executed, there is no significant discrepancy in the entropy values obtained from the two methods, thus validating the use of the Maxwell relations, which is the most commonly used technique in the study of the magnetocaloric effect.

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