Enhanced cooling capacities of ferroelectric materials at morphotropic phase boundaries
Cheah, Jun Wei
Date of Issue2011
School of Materials Science and Engineering
The electrocaloric properties of PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3(PZT) epitaxial films and 0.7Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.3PbTiO3 (0.7PMN-0.3PT) single crystals are measured and demonstrated enhanced low temperature refrigeration at morphotropic phase boundary compositions. The results reveal large adiabatic cooling figures in ~260nm PZT films (11 K in 15 V) and 200μm thick 0.7PMN-0.3PT single crystals (2.7 K in 240 V) at Curie transition temperatures and secondary cooling peaks at lower temperatures, near critical points. This is a very useful aspect of ferroelectric cooling elements to attain effective cooling over wide range of working temperatures in solid-state devices.
Applied physics letters
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