New Theory Describes Motion of Magnons

Researchers at MIT created two new equations to describe magnon transport and have developed a theory of how quasi-particles in magnets spin to predict a new cooling effect.

The researchers discovered that magnons have a similar “coupled” phenomenon and behave like electrons when exposed to a magnetic field or temperature gradient. When exposed to magnetic field gradient, magnons may transfer heat from one end of the magnet to the other, creating a cooling effect. The researchers are looking into how to utilize this new theory for wireless cooling at very low temperatures.

Read more about the motion of magnon theory developed by MIT researchers.