KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Towards green magnetic cooling

  • Energy
  • Properties
Academic project

Research question

Modern society relies on readily available refrigeration. Despite the wide efforts for adopting ozone- and climate-safe refrigeration, today the most common techniques still use harmful greenhouse gases with high global warming potential. This project aims to develop materials for highly efficient and environmentally friendly magnetic coolants used in modern magnetic refrigeration. The research team will design high-performance magnetocaloric materials (MCMs) by employing the Multi-Principal-Element-Alloy (MPEA) strategy. The goal will be reached by integrating first-principles quantum mechanical modelling with experimental verification.  

Sustainability aspect

The new MCMs will be free of critical raw materials, cheap and abundant, and exhibit large magnetocaloric effect under a field produced by permanent magnets.  

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Levente Vitos



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