Computational modeling the electrocaloric effect for solid-state refrigeration

J. A. Barr, T. Nishimatsu, S. P. Beckman

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The electrocaloric effect holds promise for possible application in refrigeration technologies. There is much interest in this subject and experimental studies have shown the possibility for creating materials with a modest sized electrocaloric response. However, theoretical studies lag behind the experimental effort due to the lack of computational methods to accurately study the finite temperature response. Here the freely distributed feram, an effective Hamiltonian molecular dynamics method, is demonstrated for predicting the electrocaloric response of BaTiO3.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanoscale Thermoelectric Materials
Subtitle of host publicationThermal and Electrical Transport, and Applications to Solid-State Cooling and Power Generation
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Apr 12013 Apr 5

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2013 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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