Magnetic Refrigeration and the Magnetocaloric Effect

Thomas Frank Petersen, Nini Pryds, Anders Smith, Søren Linderoth, Stinus Jeppesen, Hans-Jørgen Høgaard Knudsen

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Magnetic refrigeration at room temperature is an emerging technology for refrigeration, which promises low energy consumption and is environmentalle friendly. Magnetic refrigeration is based on the magnetocaloric effect, which manifests itself as a reversibel increase in temperature when magnetic material are plased in a magnetic field. This paper introduces and describes magnetic refrigeration cycles and the magnetocaloric effect, and shows how magnetic refrigeration can be an alternative to vapour-compression refrigeration,. A review of the Danish research on magnetic refrigeration at Risø National Laboratory is also provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKompendium : Danske Køledage 2006
Place of PublicationJægerspris
PublisherDansk Køledag
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventDanske køledage 2006 - Odense, Denmark
Duration: 16 Mar 200617 Mar 2006


ConferenceDanske køledage 2006


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