Magnetic refrigeration

Magnetic refrigeration depends on what is known as the magnetocaloric effect, which is the temperature change observed when certain magnetic mater-ials are exposed to a change in magnetic field. Magnetic refrigeration is a research topic, and historically has been used at ultra-low temperatures. Only recently has it been seen as a possible means of cooling at near room temperatures. An overview of magnetic refrigeration is given by Wilson et al. (2007) .

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