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Title: Lanthanide Al-Ni base Ericsson cycle magnetic refrigerants

A magnetic refrigerant for a magnetic refrigerator using the Ericsson thermodynamic cycle comprises DyAlNi and (Gd.sub.0.54 Er.sub.0.46)AlNi alloys having a relatively constant .DELTA.Tmc over a wide temperature range.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Ames, IA)
  2. (Ibaraki, JP)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870134
Assignee:
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA) AMES
Patent Number(s):
US 5462610
Application Number:
08/088,881
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-82
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA; Iowa State University, Ames, IA (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
lanthanide; al-ni; base; ericsson; cycle; magnetic; refrigerants; refrigerant; refrigerator; thermodynamic; comprises; dyalni; gd; 54; 46; alni; alloys; relatively; constant; delta; tmc; wide; temperature; range; relatively constant; temperature range; magnetic refrigerator; wide temperature; thermodynamic cycle; magnetic refrigerant; magnetic refrigerants; /148/420/

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