Engineering Materials

Electrocaloric Materials

New Generation of Coolers

Editors: Correia, Tatiana, Zhang, Qi (Eds.)

  • First book on this subject
  • Introduces a new generation of materials
  • Written and edited by pioneers in the field
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Electrocaloric Effect: An Introduction

    Correia, Tatiana (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Constitutive Modeling of Electrothermal Properties in Polar Dielectric Materials and Thin Films

    Zhang, Jialan (et al.)

    Pages 17-45

  • Electrocaloric Effect in Relaxor Ferroelectric-Based Materials

    Peräntie, Jani (et al.)

    Pages 47-89

  • Electrocaloric Multilayer Capacitors

    Kar-Narayan, S. (et al.)

    Pages 91-105

  • Electrocaloric Polymers

    Li, Xinyu (et al.)

    Pages 107-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electrocaloric Materials
Book Subtitle
New Generation of Coolers
Editors
  • Tatiana Correia
  • Qi Zhang
Series Title
Engineering Materials
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40264-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40264-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40263-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50650-9
Series ISSN
1612-1317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
105 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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