Spatially resolved measurements of the magnetocaloric effect and the local magnetic field using thermography

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The magnetocaloric effect causes a magnetic material to change temperature upon application of a magnetic field. Here, spatially resolved measurements of the adiabatic temperature change are performed on a plate of gadolinium using thermography. The adiabatic temperature change is used to extract the corresponding change in the local magnetic field strength. The measured temperature change and local magnetic field strength are compared to results obtained with a numerical model, which takes demagnetization into account and employs experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)063913
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Magnetic refrigeration
  • Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
  • demagnetizing field
  • magnetocaloric effect
  • thermography
  • magnetic field

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