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Symposium EE11—Caloric Materials for Renewable Energy Applications

With the ever-growing demand for specialised energy applications, caloric materials offer a promising and novel route to providing high-efficiency solid-state refrigeration solutions for air-conditioning and other heat-pumping applications. Caloric materials are characterised by an entropic thermal change that arises due to a change of external field that may be electric, mechanical or magnetic. This phenomenon is generically known as the caloric effect, and is typically studied under adiabatic or isothermal conditions. Caloric materials have high scientific relevance for the development of future environmentally friendly refrigeration devices, which represent a strategic route to mitigating CO2 emissions through increased efficiency. This symposium will address the use of caloric materials in renewable energy applications, concentrating on a multidisciplinary approach of the physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering needed to advance this field.

Experimental and theoretical progress made in the areas of structural, functional and chemical analysis will be emphasized, along with issues related to the synthesis and preparation of these important materials. Synergies between the classes of caloric effects will be sought to assist fundamental understanding of the responses of the materials to the externally applied fields.

Topics will include:

  • Magnetocaloric materials
  • Electrocaloric materials
  • Elastocaloric materials
  • Barocaloric materials
  • Applications and devices
  • Basic phenomena, theory, modeling and simulations from atomic to macro scale
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Christian Bahl (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Jun Cui (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Emmanuel Defay (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg)
  • Sebastian Fähler (IFW Dresden, Germany)
  • Markus Gruner (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Fengxia Hu (Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Lluís Mañosa (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Xavier Moya (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Vitalij Pecharsky (Ames Laboratory, USA)
  • Andrew Rowe (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Steve Russek (Astronautics, USA)
  • Karl Sandeman (Brooklyn College, USA)
  • Hidenori Takagi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Anja Waske (IFW Dresden, Germany)
  • Qiming Zhang (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Nini Pryds
Technical University of Denmark
Department of Energy Conversion and Storage
45-4677-5752, nipr@dtu.dk

Asaya Fujita
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST Chubu)
Green-Innovative Magnetic Material Research laboratory,

Neil Mathur
University of Cambridge
Department of Materials Science
United Kingdom
44-1223-762980, ndm12@cam.ac.uk

Ichiro Takeuchi
University of Maryland
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
301-405-6809, takeuchi@umd.edu