Hi-ENTROPY / 3D-Printed High-Entropy Alloy Micro- and Nanoparticles for Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion
Magnetocaloric energy conversion makes use of the adiabatic temperature change, also known as the magnetocaloric effect (MCE), that originates from the heating or cooling of a magnetic material in response to the application/removal of a magnetic field . Such a caloric material can be used as an active component in a refrigeration or heat pump device, by subjecting it periodically to an external field while transferring heat to and from it via a heat exchange medium.
Start date: 2019-07-01
End date: 2022-06-30
Materials for magnetocaloric energy conversion –magnetic cooling, heating and power generation, tend to exhibit a large magnetocaloric effect. However, they rely heavily on the use of critical elements (rare earth) and can furthermore suffer from cracking and fatigue, which severely limits their useful lifetime. Transition metal-based high entropy alloys (TM-HEAs) on the other hand offer supply chain and cost stability, and possess superior mechanical properties such as ductility, corrosion resistance, machinability, all of which ease manufacturing and bolster product longevity.
This project targets two thematic priority areas within the NANO2021 program: “Applications in the energy sphere” and “Reducing environmental and climate impacts”.
IFE has the project management and University of Oslo is partnerin th eproject. Total budget is 10,3 Mkr.