Operational test of bonded magnetocaloric plates

Christian Bahl, Kristina Navickaité, Henrique Neves Bez, Tian Lei, Kurt Engelbrecht, Rasmus Bjørk, Ke Li, Zhenxing Li, Jun Shen, Wei Dai, Jichen Jia, Yuanyuan Wu, Yi Long, Fengxia Hu, Baogen Shen

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Abstract

Bonded plates made by hot pressing La0.85Ce0.15Fe11.25Mn0.25Si1.5Hy particles and resin have been tested as active magnetic regenerators in a small scale magnetocaloric device. Firstly the plates were carefully characterised magnetically and thermally. The plates were prepared with 5 wt% resin, and from density measurements it was found that the volume ratio of the magnetocaloric material in the plates was 0.53, due to the resin and porosity. The best operating conditions for the plate regenerator were determined at which a temperature span of 6.4 K was measured along the plates.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Refrigeration
Volume76
Pages (from-to)245-251
ISSN0140-7007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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