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IRFD grant for Professor Mogens Christensen

Professor Mogens Christensen receives DKK 6,190,000 DKK (approx. 960,000 USD) for his new research project, 'Compaction of Magnets, a Property and Structure Study' (COMPASS).

Professor Mogens Christensen
Professor Mogens Christensen. Photo. AU.

Professor Mogens Christensen receives 6,190,000 DKK (approx. 960,000 USD) for his research into permanent magnets. The project is called 'Compaction of Magnets, a Property and Structure Study' (COMPASS). These magnets are crucial to our daily life since they are the ones that convert motion into electrical power and vice versa. Specifically, the project seeks to develop and build new ceramic magnets with improved properties. To do this, the magnets must be controlled on each length scale (nano to micrometer) as it is the properties on these individual length scales that decides the actual properties of the final magnet. Such magnets will be key to a greener future. For example, they can be applied to the development of better wind turbines and flywheels. 
The project is a research collaboration between Aarhus University, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK), The University of Alabama (US) and MAX IV Laboratory (Sweden). Teknologisk Institut will function as the industrial partner.