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New permanent magnet configurations for magnetic refrigeration field source.


Magnetic refrigeration (MR) based on the magnetocaloric effect is a prime candidate for the next generation of cooling systems. The essential components of magnetic refrigeration are the magnetic field generator and the magnetocaloric material. Although several permanent magnet systems (magnetic field sources) for MR have been developed, recent development in magnetic refrigeration technology has encouraged researchers all over the world to think about new and original systems. This paper aims to describe a new and original magnetic refrigeration system based on a simple principle of magnetism. The proposed system is running with rotating bar shaped magnets. This structure provides a varying magnetic field to the magnetocaloric material. Several configurations for the proposed systems have been investigated and presented in this paper. The design and modelling have been accomplished by using the finite elements method.

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  • Original title: New permanent magnet configurations for magnetic refrigeration field source.
  • Record ID : 2011-0171
  • Languages: English
  • Source: 4th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature (Thermag IV). Proceedings: Baotou, China, August 23-27, 2010.
  • Publication date: 2010/08/23


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