One of the main challenges of the refrigeration industry is the development of more efficient and clean cooling systems. Magnetic refrigeration which is based on the magnetocaloric effect is currently considered as one of the most promising alternatives to standard relaxation-compression methods. It enables us to fully eliminate the harmful fluorinated gazes such as CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs that are widely employed by standard cooling techniques while offering higher thermodynamic efficiencies. Under this special session, we invite researchers and engineers to submit contributions in relation with magnetocaloric materials and magnetic cooling systems. Research papers that investigate electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric materials as well as their related systems will be also considered.
|Past, Present and Future Challenges of Magnetocalorics
By Prof. Mohamed Balli
International University of Rabat, Morocco.
(Session Convener and Invited Speaker)
|Magnetocalorics of frustrated Fe2P type-compounds. Two examples: MnRh1-xRuxAs with intricate fundamentals and Mn2-xFexP1-ySiy, for promising cooling applications
By Prof. Daniel Fruchart
Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, France
|CFD modeling of Active Magnetic Regenerator in magnetocaloric refrigeration: a comprehensive review
By Prof. Sébastien Poncet
Université de Sherbrooke, Canada.