Symposium TP01—Caloric Materials for Highly Efficient Cooling Applications
Caloric effects are observed in ferromagnetic, ferroelastic, and ferroelectric materials, and arise near phase transitions from entropy changes induced by changes of magnetic field, mechanical stress, and electric field. Motivated by the goal of highly efficient solid-state cooling, caloric materials have been attracting considerable attention worldwide, resulting in new caloric materials and prototype devices. To increase the performance of these devices, it is important to develop a deeper understanding of the caloric materials, and the challenges associated with their application.
In order to exploit synergies between different disciplines, this symposium will cover all types of caloric effect and bring together materials scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers who focus on the basic physics, development, characterization and modelling of materials and systems. Researchers will be invited from both academia and industry, in order to cross-fertilize knowledge and speed progress towards science and applications.