Electrocaloric effect in the relaxor ferroelectric terpolymer P(VDF-TrFE-CFE)

B. Rožič, S. G. Lu, Z. Kutnjak, B. Neese, Q. M. Zhang

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    Abstract

    Electrocaloric effect (ECE), i.e., the heating or cooling of electrocaloric material due to the applied electric field under adiabatic conditions, is very attractive phenomenon for application in cooling and heating devices of new generation in which heating and cooling elements will be made without moving parts and they would be energetically more efficient and friendlier for environment. The first observations of the giant ECE were made by indirect measurements of the electric polarization. In our case we investigated the electrocaloric effect by direct measurements. Here we present results of the temperature change ΔTEC in a relaxor ferroelectric terpolymer P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) near the room temperature.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)81-85
    Number of pages5
    JournalFerroelectrics
    Volume422
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 2011

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    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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