Additive manufacturing of magnetocaloric nanomaterials: An atomstic modelling approach towards hysteresis and microstructure design


The overall goal of this project is to use computer simulations for predicting the interplay of nanophase formation, resulting microstructure and magnetocaloric properties of Fe-based rare-earth free materials. We initially explore the influence of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF)-process parameters on the early stage of nanophase formation with a focus on binary Fe-X alloys as model systems. For various nanoarchitectures, we study the heat transport by non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (MD)-simulations and investigate the role of interface phenomena in order to predict optimal microstructures. Further, we plan to develop effective Hamiltonians, which allow to directly predict the magnetocaloric response.

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Prof. Dr. Karsten Albe
Prof. Dr. Karsten Albe
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Ph.D. Yulia Klunnikova
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M.Sc. Ali Malik
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