"Multicaloric ferroelectrics" by Xavier Moya (Monday, 15 Oct 2018)
The Seminars and Training Committee kindly invites you to the following ICMAB Periodical Lecture:
by Xavier MOYA,Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK
Monday, 15 October 2018 @ 12 pm ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
21 September 2018
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.