Recent progress in magnetic refrigeration studies

T. Hashimoto, T. Yazawa, R. Li, T. Kuzuhara, K. Matsumoto, K. Inomata, M. Sahashi, A. Tomokiyo, H. Yayama, H. Nakagome, M. Takahashi

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Two research directions taken by this group to expand the range for magnetic refrigeration above 15 K are described. One direction has been to improve refrigerant characteristics above 20 K for the Carnot refrigerator and the other has been to study the Ericsson refrigerator. A new material, Dy3Al5O12, was used in place of Gd3Ga5O12 in a reciprocating Carnot refrigerator with a consequent increase in its refrigeration range. A method has also been developed for making the refrigerant suitable for the ideal Ericsson cycle including two kinds of isomagnetic field processes. Results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-741
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in cryogenic engineering
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes
Event1987 Joint Cryogenic Engineering Conference/International Cryogenic Materials Conference - St. Charles, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 14 1987Jun 18 1987


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Hashimoto, T., Yazawa, T., Li, R., Kuzuhara, T., Matsumoto, K., Inomata, K., ... Takahashi, M. (1988). Recent progress in magnetic refrigeration studies. Advances in cryogenic engineering, 33, 733-741.