International State of the Art of Magnetocaloric Cooling Systems
Magnetocaloric devices are increasing in performance and efficiency. These devices rely on the utilisation of the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) which is present in magnetic materials, most often strongest around the transition temperature. The practical implementation of magnetic refrigeration requires optimisation of the magnetocaloric materials and permanent magnet circuits in order to design and construct a working prototype magnetic refrigeration or heat pump device. Tying the work together are advanced numerical computer models of the individual parts of the devices. The magnetic refrigeration group at DTU Energy covers all these areas. Over the last years we have constructed and tested a number of prototype devices. Results from these and other high performance devices, published in literature, will be presented and discussed.
(Vortrag in englischer Sprache)