15 October

Multicaloric ferroelectrics

Monday 15 October 2018, 12:00pm

Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles ICMAB, Campus UAB


By Xavier Moya, Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, UK

Abstract: Thermal changes in ferroelectrics can be driven using electric fields and stress fields to modify conjugate order parameters. The resulting electrocaloric and mechanocaloric effects are large near ferroelectric phase transitions, and have been proposed for environmentally friendly cooling applications. I will describe the fundamentals of these caloric effects from a historical perspective and present recent advances on multicaloric ferroelectrics.

Hosted by Riccardo Rurali, Researcher at the Theory and Simulation Group (Electronic Structure of Materials)