Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Materials - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings | Electrocaloric Materials - New Generation of Coolers

Electrocaloric Materials

New Generation of Coolers

Series: Engineering Materials, Vol. 34

Correia, Tatiana, Zhang, Qi (Eds.)

2014, VIII, 253 p. 141 illus., 36 illus. in color.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$99.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-40264-7

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-40263-0

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • First book on this subject
  • Introduces a new generation of materials
  • Written and edited by pioneers in the field
Since the 1997 Kyoto protocol of reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the development of novel refrigerators has been a priority within the scientific community. Although magnetocaloric materials are promising candidates, they still need a large magnetic field to induce a giant ΔT as well as powerful and costly magnets. However, in electrocaloric materials (ECMs) a temperature change may be achieved by applying or removing an electric field. Since a giant electrocaloric effect on ferroelectric thin films was reported in Science in 2006, researchers have been inspired to explore such effect in different ferroelectric thin films. This book reviews electrocaloric effects observed in bulk materials as well as recent promising advances in thin films, with special emphasis on the ferroelectric, antiferroelectric and relaxor nature of ECMs. It reports a number of considerations about the future of ECMs as a means of achieving an efficient, ecologically sustainable and low cost refrigerator.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » FeRAMS - electrocalorific response - ferroelectrics - integrated functionality - multifunctional devices

Related subjects » Characterization & Evaluation of Materials - Circuits & Systems - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings

Table of contents 

Preface.- Introduction.- Emergence of alternative cooling technologies.- An overview of solid-state refrigerators.- Electrocaloric effect (ECE).- Electrocaloric effect in bulk materials: review.- ECE breakthrough: thin films.- ECE of lead-based relaxor thin films.- ECE of the relaxor ferroelectric poly (vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylenechlorofluoroethylene) terpolymer.- Effect of film misfit strain and orientation on the electrocaloric effect.- Direct ECE measurements.- Multilayer capacitors.- Thin films.- Electrocaloric devices based on thin-film heat switches.- Final considerations.

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films.