Magnetic Refrigeration: A Large Cooling Power Cryogenic Refrigeration Technology

  • Stephen F. Kral
  • John A. Barclay
Part of the Applications of Cryogenic Technology book series (APCT, volume 10)

Abstract

While magnetic refrigeration has long been used for refrigeration below 1 K in research laboratories, use of the technology for refrigeration above 1 K is relatively recent. In 1966, van Guens1 provided the first discussion of magnetic refrigeration above 1 K. Beginning in 1976, with publications by Brown2,3 on the use of ferromagnetic materials near their Curie points as refrigerants, magnetic refrigeration from 1 K to near 300 K has been the focus of activity in several laboratories throughout the world. Recent reviews provide an excellent discussion of progress from these efforts.4,5,6

Keywords

Cooling Power Magnetic Refrigeration Magnetic Field Change Carnot Cycle Cold Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen F. Kral
    • 1
  • John A. Barclay
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronautics Corporation of AmericaMadisonUSA

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