Ferroelectric polymer nanocomposites for room-temperature electrocaloric refrigeration

Guangzu Zhang, Qi Li, Haiming Gu, Shenglin Jiang, Kuo Han, Matthew R. Gadinski, Md Amanul Haque, Qiming Zhang, Qing Wang

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Solution-processable ferroelectric polymer nanocomposites are developed as a new form of electrocaloric materials that can be effectively operated under both modest and high electric fields at ambient temperature. By integrating the complementary properties of the constituents, the nanocomposites exhibit state-of-the-art cooling energy densities. Greatly improved thermal conductivity also yields superior cooling power densities validated by finite volume simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1450-1454
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 25 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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