Epoxy-bonded La(Fe,mn,si)13Hz As A Multi Layered Active Magnetic Regenerator

Henrique Neves Bez, Kristina Navickaité, Tian Lei, Kurt Engelbrecht, Alexander Barcza, Christian Bahl

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Abstract

The high magnetocaloric effect and tunability of the Curie temperature over a broad range makes La(Fe,Mn,Si)13Hz a promising magnetocaloric material for applications. Due to a volume change across the transition and the brittleness of the material as well as erosion due to fluid flow, the particles of the material may break apart during operation. In this context, we studied epoxy-bonded La(Fe,Mn,Si)13Hz regenerators, in a small versatile active magnetic regeneration (AMR) test device with a 1.1 T permanent magnet source. The magnetocaloric material was in the form of packed irregular particles (250-500 µm), which were mechanically held in place by an epoxy matrix connecting the particles, improving the mechanical integrity, while allowing a continuous porosity for the fluid flow. Water with 2 wt% ENTEK FNE as anti-corrosion additive was used as the heat transfer fluid for the epoxy-bonded regenerators. A series of AMRs was evaluated by varying the epoxy content in the range 1-4 wt%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature
Number of pages6
PublisherInternational Institute of Refrigeration
Publication date2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature (Thermag VII) - Turin, Italy
Duration: 11 Sep 201614 Sep 2016
http://www.thermag2016.com/

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature (Thermag VII)
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period11/09/201614/09/2016
Internet address

Keywords

  • Magnetocaloric
  • Refrigeration
  • Epoxy-bonded
  • Layered regenerator
  • AMR

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