Influence of Finite Size on the Electrocaloric Response in PbTiO 3 Ceramics Near Room Temperature Using Landau Theory

Zhen Liu, Bin Yang, Wenwu Cao, Turab Lookman

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We investigate the influence of grain size on the electrocaloric properties of ferroelectric systems using Landau theory. We study how the phase transformation temperature and electrocaloric property can be tuned by changing the grain size close to the critical size. Our results show that the electrocaloric coefficient at room temperature can be greatly enhanced by controlling the grain size. In particular, we calculate the adiabatic temperature change, ΔT to be ≈2 K with an electric field difference ΔE = 50 kV cm −1 at room temperature in a model for PbTiO 3 ceramics. The results provide an approach to improving the electrocaloric properties at room temperature in experiments by engineering the grain size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1700469
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume255
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

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grain size
ceramics
room temperature
Temperature
phase transformations
Ferroelectric materials
engineering
Phase transitions
temperature
Electric fields
electric fields
coefficients
Experiments

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Influence of Finite Size on the Electrocaloric Response in PbTiO 3 Ceramics Near Room Temperature Using Landau Theory . / Liu, Zhen; Yang, Bin; Cao, Wenwu; Lookman, Turab.

In: Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, Vol. 255, No. 2, 1700469, 01.02.2018.

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