March 11, 2014
The Past and Future of Magnetic Refrigeration and Magnetocaloric Materials
Engineers at GE Appliances have recently demonstrated a prototype of a magnetic refrigerator and announced their intention to bring it to market by the end of the decade. This technology represents a step-change in the efficiency of refrigerator appliances and will significantly reduce electricity demand when it is widely adopted. These refrigerators also completely avoid using ozone-depleting chemicals like halocarbons that also contribute to climate change. The key component of magnetic... Read more.