Electrocaloric effect in the relaxor ferroelectric polymer composition P(VDF-TrFE-CFE)0.90-P(VDF-CTFE)0.10

B. Rožič, Z. Kutnjak, B. Neese, Sheng Guo Lu, Q. M. Zhang

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    The electrocaloric effect (ECE), i.e., the change of the temperature of the electrocaloric material due to the applied electrical field under adiabatic conditions, is a very attractive phenomenon used in a broad range of applications, for example in an electrical refrigerator. The first observations of a giant ECE were made by indirect measurements of the electrical polarization and not by direct measurements of the ECE itself. In our case, this effect was measured directly. Here a method and analysis of these direct measurements are presented and the obtained results are shown for P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) relaxor terpolymers blend with 10% composition of P(VDF-CTFE) copolymers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)819-823
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhase Transitions
    Issue number10-11
    StatePublished - Oct 2010

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Instrumentation
    • Materials Science(all)


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