New magnetic method for efficient use of energy explained

Nour Maraytta, assistant professor at Birzeit University’s Department of Physics, discussed new scientific applications for efficient uses of energy in a lecture titled “Structure and Dynamic of Magentocaloric Materials.”

Maraytaa first explained the definition of magnetocaloric effect, or MCE. This effect describes the change of temperature or entropy of a material when exposed to different magnetic fields and forms.

Maraytaa pointed out that this effect can help with using energy more efficiently by changing the temperature of material, which changes the magnetic field. This is especially helpful for cooling food and beverages. She introduced her recent study of the MCE effect and her investigation on relevant compounds to analyze the magnetization and heat data in static magnetic fields.