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BASF Researches Magnetocaloric Materials

3:56 AM MDT | July 25, 2011 | Alex Scott

BASF plans to intensify its collaboration with The Dutch foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM; Utrecht the Netherlands) to gain greater understanding about the properties of magnetocaloric materials. The research is set to run for four years. Full financial terms were not disclosed, although BASF will fund at least half of the research. Magnetocaloric materials have the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption when used in cooling applications such as refrigerators. The technology is based on the principle that ferromagnetic materials...

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