Peter Svedlindh Group
The research focus is magnetic materials for a sustainable society. Refrigeration systems are major consumers of electric energy worldwide. Novel refrigeration systems based on the magnetocaloric effect have potential to be significantly more energy efficient and environmentally friendly compared to current gas compression/expansion based systems. It is therefore critical to identify candidates of magnetocaloric refrigerants that meet the requirements for an energy efficient technology. Moreover, today’s society generates enormous amounts of digital data, channeled by information and communication technology (ICT) and stored in data centers, requiring vast amounts of energy. With an ever increasing need of energy it is expected that the ICT sector in near future will become one of the largest energy consumers in the world. Hence, there is a need to reduce energy consumption by developing digital logics beyond the scaling limits of CMOS technology. One of the strongest candidates for providing ultralow power digital logics is spin based logics.