Battery & Electrification Technology

Custom Magnetic Ribbon for Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion


NASA's Glenn Research Center houses a large-scale, 5-kg planar flow caster that recently demonstrated the cooling of a vat of molten metallic alloy, producing a magnetic ribbon that spouts into a collection bin. The caster has the ability to produce a magnetized ribbon that measures up to one mile long and 50-mm wide to support NASA's hybrid electric aircraft propulsion and power management work.