|About this Symposium
||2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Magnetic Materials for Energy Applications IV
||TMS Electronic, Magnetic, and Photonic Materials Division
TMS: Magnetic Materials Committee
||Thomas G. Woodcock, IFW Dresden
Julia Lyubina, Evonik Industries AG
Matthew A. Willard, Case Western Reserve University
||Meeting global energy needs in a clean, efficient, secure and sustainable manner is arguably the greatest challenge facing mankind today. Magnetic materials play a critical role in myriad devices for the collection, conversion, transmission and storage of energy. For example, high performance permanent magnets based on Nd-Fe-B are currently in great demand for the generators in wind turbines and electric motors in hybrid vehicles. Advanced amorphous and nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials and textured FeSi sheets are essential for efficient inductors/transformers and motors, working over a wide frequency range. Energy efficient cooling based on the magnetocaloric effect is an exciting possibility which is rapidly becoming industrially viable. The potential energy savings related to refrigeration and air conditioning based on magnetocaloric materials are highly attractive.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the first reports of Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets, almost three decades of research on nanocrystalline soft magnets and the current explosion in the number of publications concerning magnetocaloric materials and cooling devices, this symposium will be a timely opportunity to review progress and clarify future perspectives. Key topics will include the development of rare earth transition metal magnets and rare earth free alternatives, progress in the optimisation of magnetocaloric materials and devices and the state of the art in soft magnets. A combination of high quality invited and contributed talks will bring together a wide range of people from across the world, whose interests are in magnetic materials. Research and industry will be well represented, allowing both the latest developments and future requirements to be discussed in detail. A shared session with the Symposium “Advanced Materials for Power Electronics, Power Conditioning and Power Conversion” will give an opportunity for the exchange of ideas with an even wider audience.
||Planned: A print-only volume