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Room Temperature Active Regenerative Magnetic Refrigeration: Magnetic Nanocomposites

Published

Author(s)

F Shir, L Yanik, Lawrence H. Bennett, Edward Della Torre, Robert D. Shull

Abstract

Nanocomposites have several advantages as a refrigerant for 100 -300 K applications, compared to the other common methods of assembling a magnetic refrigeration bed, such as a layered arrangement of the thermal bed or mixing of different magnetic materials. This article discusses the thermodynamics and heat transfer analysis of an ideal and real active magnetic regenerative refrigeration cycle. An algorithm for the choice of optimum parameters is derived.
Citation
Journal of Applied Physics
Volume
93
Issue
No. 10

Keywords

heat capacity, heat transfer, magnetic refrigeration, magnetocaloric effect, nanocomposites, regenerative cycle

Citation

Shir, F. , Yanik, L. , Bennett, L. , Della Torre, E. and Shull, R. (2003), Room Temperature Active Regenerative Magnetic Refrigeration: Magnetic Nanocomposites, Journal of Applied Physics (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created May 14, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021