magnetocaloric effect

mag·​ne·​to·​caloric effect

Definition of magnetocaloric effect

: a reversible change in the temperature of a thermally insulated magnetizable substance in a magnetic field of varying intensity with the temperature rising or falling according as the field intensity is increased or decreased

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magnet- + caloric

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“Magnetocaloric effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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