Hi-ENTROPY / 3D-Printed High-Entropy Alloy Micro- and Nanoparticles for Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion

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.