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Matériaux magnétocaloriques pour les applications de refroidissement à température ambiante.

Magnetocaloric materials for cooling applications near room temperature .

Numéro : keynote n. 2

Auteurs : BRÜCK E., DUNG N. H., OU Z. Q., et al.


The efficient coupling between lattice degrees of freedom and spin degrees of freedom in magnetic materials can be used for refrigeration. This coupling is enhanced in materials exhibiting the giant magnetocaloric effect. The coexistence of strong and weak magnetism in alternate atomic layers has recently been shown to be a tool to design new materials. The weak magnetism of Fe layers (disappearance of local magnetic moments at the Curie temperature) is responsible for a strong coupling with the crystal lattice while the strong magnetism in adjacent Mn-layers ensures Curie temperatures high enough to enable operation at and above room temperature. Varying the composition on these magnetic sublattices gives a handle to tune the working temperature and to achieve a strong reduction of the undesired thermal hysteresis. In this way we design novel materials based on abundantly available elements with properties matched to the requirements of an efficient refrigeration cycle.

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  • Titre original : Magnetocaloric materials for cooling applications near room temperature .
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30004704
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : 10th IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids (GL2012). Proceedings. Delft, The Netherlands, June 25-27, 2012.
  • Date d'édition : 25/06/2012


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