Giant electrocaloric effect in thin-film PbZr0.95Ti0.05O3

Mischenko, A. S. and Zhang, Q. and Scott, J. F. and Whatmore, R. W. and Mathur, N. D. (2006) Giant electrocaloric effect in thin-film PbZr0.95Ti0.05O3. Science, 311 (5765). pp. 1270-1271. DOI 10.1126/science.1123811

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Abstract

An applied electric field can reversibly change the temperature of an electrocaloric material under adiabatic conditions, and the effect is strongest near phase transitions. We demonstrate a giant electrocaloric effect (0.48 kelvin per volt) in 350-nanometer PbZr0.95Ti0.05O3 films near the ferroelectric Curie temperature of 222-C. A large electrocaloric effect may find application in electrical refrigeration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2006 AREP 2006 P IA50
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Science
Volume: 311
Page Range: pp. 1270-1271
Identification Number: 10.1126/science.1123811
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:03
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:08
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/541

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