Electrocaloric Materials Book

Electrocaloric Materials


  • Author : Tatiana Correia
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642402647

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Electrocaloric Materials Excerpt :

Since the 1997 Kyoto protocol of reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the development of novel refrigerators has been a priority within the scientific community. Although magnetocaloric materials are promising candidates, they still need a large magnetic field to induce a giant ΔT as well as powerful and costly magnets. However, in electrocaloric materials (ECMs) a temperature change may be achieved by applying or removing an electric field. Since a giant electrocaloric effect on ferroelectric thin films was reported in Science in 2006, researchers have been inspired to explore such effect in different ferroelectric thin films. This book reviews electrocaloric effects observed in bulk materials as well as recent promising advances in thin films, with special emphasis on the ferroelectric, antiferroelectric and relaxor nature of ECMs. It reports a number of considerations about the future of ECMs as a means of achieving an efficient, ecologically sustainable and low cost refrigerator.

The Electrocaloric Effect Book

The Electrocaloric Effect


  • Author : Andrei Kholkin
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2023-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0128216476

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The Electrocaloric Effect Excerpt :

The Electrocaloric Effect: Materials and Applications reviews the fundamentals of the electrocaloric effect, the most relevant electrocaloric materials, and electrocaloric measurements and device applications. The book introduces the electrocaloric effect, along with modeling and simulations of this effect. Then, it addresses the latest advances in synthesis, characterization and optimization of the most relevant electrocaloric materials, including ferroelectric materials, liquid materials, lead-free materials, polymers and composites. Finally, there is a review of the latest techniques in measurement and applications in refrigeration and cooling and a discussion of the advantages, challenges and perspectives of the future of electrocaloric refrigeration.

Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Applications Book

Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Applications


  • Author : Haitao Huang
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527342716

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Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Applications Excerpt :

Provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging applications of ferroelectric materials in energy harvesting and storage Conventional ferroelectric materials are normally used in sensors and actuators, memory devices, and field effect transistors, etc. Recent progress in this area showed that ferroelectric materials can harvest energy from multiple sources including mechanical energy, thermal fluctuations, and light. This book gives a complete summary of the novel energy-related applications of ferroelectric materials?and reviews both the recent advances as well as the future perspectives in this field. Beginning with the fundamentals of ferroelectric materials, Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Applications offers in-depth chapter coverage of: piezoelectric energy generation; ferroelectric photovoltaics; organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites for solar energy conversion; ferroelectric ceramics and thin films in electric energy storage; ferroelectric polymer composites in electric energy storage; pyroelectric energy harvesting; ferroelectrics in electrocaloric cooling; ferroelectric in photocatalysis; and first-principles calculations on ferroelectrics for energy applications. -Covers a highly application-oriented subject with great potential for energy conversion and storage applications. -Focused toward a large, interdisciplinary group consisting of material scientists, solid state physicists, engineering scientists, and industrial researchers -Edited by the "father of integrated ferroelectrics" Ferroelectric Materials for Energy Applications is an excellent book for researchers working on ferroelectric materials and energy materials, as well as engineers looking to broaden their view of the field.

Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion Book

Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion


  • Author : Andrej Kitanovski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-12-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319087412

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Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion Excerpt :

This book provides the latest research on a new alternative form of technology, the magnetocaloric energy conversion. This area of research concerns magnetic refrigeration and cooling, magnetic heat pumping and magnetic power generation. The book’s systematic approach offers the theoretical basis of magnetocaloric energy conversion and its various sub domains and this is supported with the practical examples. Besides these fundamentals, the book also introduces potential solutions to engineering problems in magnetocalorics and to alternative technologies of solid state energy conversion. The aim of the book is therefore to provide engineers with the most up-to-date information and also to facilitate the understanding, design and construction of future magnetocaloric energy conversion devices. The magnetocaloric energy conversion represents an alternative to compressor based refrigerators and heat pumps. It is a serious alternative to power generation with low enthalpy heat sources. This green technology offers an opportunity to use environmentally friendly solid refrigerants and the potentially high energy efficiency follows the trends of future energy conversion devices. This book is intended for postgraduate students and researchers of refrigeration, heat pumping, power generation alternatives, heat regenerators and advanced heat transfer mechanisms.

Ferroelectricity in Doped Hafnium Oxide Book

Ferroelectricity in Doped Hafnium Oxide


  • Author : Uwe Schroeder
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081024317

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Ferroelectricity in Doped Hafnium Oxide Excerpt :

Ferroelectricity in Doped Hafnium Oxide: Materials, Properties and Devices covers all aspects relating to the structural and electrical properties of HfO2 and its implementation into semiconductor devices, including a comparison to standard ferroelectric materials. The ferroelectric and field-induced ferroelectric properties of HfO2-based films are considered promising for various applications, including non-volatile memories, negative capacitance field-effect-transistors, energy storage, harvesting, and solid-state cooling. Fundamentals of ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties, HfO2 processes, and the impact of dopants on ferroelectric properties are also extensively discussed in the book, along with phase transition, switching kinetics, epitaxial growth, thickness scaling, and more. Additional chapters consider the modeling of ferroelectric phase transformation, structural characterization, and the differences and similarities between HFO2 and standard ferroelectric materials. Finally, HfO2 based devices are summarized. Explores all aspects of the structural and electrical properties of HfO2, including processes, modelling and implementation into semiconductor devices Considers potential applications including FeCaps, FeFETs, NCFETs, FTJs and more Provides comparison of an emerging ferroelectric material to conventional ferroelectric materials with insights to the problems of downscaling that conventional ferroelectrics face

Dielectric Spectroscopy of Electronic Materials Book

Dielectric Spectroscopy of Electronic Materials


  • Author : Yuriy Poplavko
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128236444

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Dielectric Spectroscopy of Electronic Materials Excerpt :

Dielectric Spectroscopy of Electronic Materials: Applied Physics of Dielectrics incorporates the results of four decades of research and applications of dielectric spectroscopy for solids, mostly for the investigation of materials used in electronics. The book differs from others by more detailed analysis of the features of dielectric spectra conditioned by specific mechanisms of electrical polarization and conductivity. Some original methods are presented in the simulation of frequency distributions (relaxers and oscillators), with methods proposed for various ferroelectrics frequency-temperature dielectric spectra. Also described are original methods for ferroelectrics on microwaves investigation, including the features of thin films study. The book is not burdened by complex mathematical proofs and should help readers quickly understand how to apply dielectric spectroscopy methods to their own research problems. More advanced readers may also find this book valuable as a review of the key concepts and latest advances on the topics presented. Introduces critical material characterization techniques by an expert with more than 40 years of experience in dielectric spectroscopy Reviews advances in dielectric spectroscopy methods to enable advances such as the miniaturization of electronics at the nanoscale Provides an overview of polarization mechanisms utilizing different models (i.e., oscillator and relaxation)

Nanostructures in Ferroelectric Films for Energy Applications Book

Nanostructures in Ferroelectric Films for Energy Applications


  • Author : Jun Ouyang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-06-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128138571

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Nanostructures in Ferroelectric Films for Energy Applications Excerpt :

Nanostructures in Ferroelectric Films for Energy Applications: Grains, Domains, Interfaces and Engineering Methods presents methods of engineering nanostructures in ferroelectric films to improve their performance in energy harvesting and conversion and storage. Ferroelectric films, which have broad applications, including the emerging energy technology, usually consist of nanoscale inhomogeneities. For polycrystalline films, the size and distribution of nano-grains determines the macroscopic properties, especially the field-induced polarization response. For epitaxial films, the energy of internal long-range electric and elastic fields during their growth are minimized by formation of self-assembled nano-domains. This book is an accessible reference for both instructors in academia and R&D professionals. Provides the necessary components for the systematic study of the structure-property relationship in ferroelectric thin film materials using case studies in energy applications Written by leading experts in the research areas of piezoelectrics, electrocalorics, ferroelectric dielectrics (especially in capacitive energy storage), ferroelectric domains, and ferroelectric-Si technology Includes a well balanced mix of theoretical design and simulation, materials processing and integration, and dedicated characterization methods of the involved nanostructures

Advances in Lead Free Piezoelectric Materials Book

Advances in Lead Free Piezoelectric Materials


  • Author : Jiagang Wu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811089985

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Advances in Lead Free Piezoelectric Materials Excerpt :

This book systematically reviews the history of lead-free piezoelectric materials, including the latest research. It also addresses a number of important issues, such as new types of materials prepared in a multitude of sizes, structural and physical properties, and potential applications for high-performance devices. Further, it examines in detail the state of the art in lead-free piezoelectric materials, focusing on the pathways to modify different structures and achieve enhanced physical properties and new functional behavior. Lastly, it discusses the prospects for potential future developments in lead-free piezoelectric materials across disciplines and for multifunctional applications. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a comprehensive resource for graduate students, academic researchers, development scientists, materials producers, device designers and applications engineers who are working on or are interested in advanced lead-free piezoelectric materials.

Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications Book

Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications


  • Author : Kamal Asadi
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-10-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128215524

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Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications Excerpt :

Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications aims to bring an up-to date account of the field with discussion of recent findings. This book presents an interdisciplinary resource for scientists from both academia and industry on the science and applications of molecular organic piezo- and ferroelectric materials. The book addresses the fundamental science of ferroelectric polymers, molecular crystals, supramolecular networks, and other key and emerging organic materials systems. It touches on important processing and characterization methods and provides an overview of current and emerging applications of organic piezoelectrics and ferroelectrics for electronics, sensors, energy harvesting, and biomedical technologies. Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications will be of special interest to those in academia or industry working in materials science, engineering, chemistry, and physics. Provides an overview of key physical properties of the emerging piezoelectric and ferroelectric molecular and supramolecular systems Discusses best practices of processing, patterning, and characterization methods and techniques Addresses current and emerging applications for electronics, materials development, sensors, energy harvesting, and biomedical technologies

Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals Book

Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals


  • Author : Sven T. Lagerwall
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-07-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527613595

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Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals Excerpt :

The study of ferroelectricity is a branch of solid state physics which has shown rapid growth during the recent years. Ferroelectric materials exhibit unusual electric properties which make them useful in modern (opto)electronic technology, esp. display technology. Ferroelectric and antiferroelectric liquid crystals, including also various polymer forms, are the hottest research topic today in liquid crystals. The field is at the very beginning of industrial exploitation - a sensitive phase in which a good reference work is needed and will have a broad spectrum of readers both at universities and in industry.

Lead Free Piezoelectrics Book
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Lead Free Piezoelectrics


  • Author : Shashank Priya
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 1441995986

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Lead Free Piezoelectrics Excerpt :

Ecological restrictions in many parts of the world are demanding the elimination of Pb from all consumer items. At this moment in the piezoelectric ceramics industry, there is no issue of more importance than the transition to lead-free materials. The goal of Lead-Free Piezoelectrics is to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and developments in the field of lead-free materials and products to leading researchers in the world. The text presents chapters on demonstrated applications of the lead-free materials, which will allow readers to conceptualize the present possibilities and will be useful for both students and professionals conducting research on ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, smart materials, lead-free materials, and a variety of applications including sensors, actuators, ultrasonic transducers and energy harvesters.

Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications Book

Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications


  • Author : David Munoz-Rojas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315341316

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Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications Excerpt :

The impending energy crisis brought on by the running out of finite and non-homogenously distributed fossil fuel reserves and the worldwide increase in energy demand has prompted vast research in the development of sustainable energy technologies in the last few decades. However, the efficiency of most of these new technologies is relatively small and therefore it needs to be increased to eventually replace conventional technologies based on fossil fuels. The required efficiency increase primarily relies on the ability to improve the performance of the functional materials which are at the heart of these technologies. The purpose of this book is to give a unified and comprehensive presentation of the fundamentals and the use and design of novel materials for efficient sustainable energy applications, such as conversion, storage, transmission, and consumption. The book presents general coverage of the use and design of advanced materials for sustainable energy applications. Thus, the book addresses all the relevant aspects, such as materials for energy conversion, storage, transmission, and consumption.