Magnetic refrigeration.

Author(s) : DEGREGORIA A.


The author explains the theory of cold production through the variation of magnetism exerted on some substances (gadolinium). The designing of a prototype is described, with its supraconducting magnets, a system in the form of a rotating core made of magnetic material and the heat-carrier fluid circuit which absorbs and evacuates heat. These systems cannot compete with conventional systems, costwise, but operating expenses are noticeably lower. Major developments are to be expected.


  • Original title: Magnetic refrigeration.
  • Record ID : 1995-0227
  • Languages: English
  • Source: Proceedings of the 1993 Non-Fluorocarbon Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology Workshop.
  • Publication date: 1993/06/23
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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