Near Room Temperature Magnetocaloric Materials for Magnetic Refrigeration

Eduardo Martinez Teran, University of Texas at El Paso


Magnetic refrigeration (MR) is a cooling process based on the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) that is present to some extent in all magnetic materials, and the ones in which this effect is more appreciable are called magnetocaloric materials (MCM). The implementation of new designs and materials for the construction of cooling systems is a must do, being essential that these improved designs will reduce the environmental impact and increase the efficiency of their predecessors. In this thesis, the magnetocaloric effect theory is presented from a thermodynamic point of view and also the synthesis and study to a new Heusler alloy (MnFe2Ga) for its application in magnetic refrigeration is presented.

Subject Area

Physics|Environmental science

Recommended Citation

Martinez Teran, Eduardo, "Near Room Temperature Magnetocaloric Materials for Magnetic Refrigeration" (2019). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI27671531.