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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.

Topics will include:

  • Magnetocaloric materials
  • Electrocaloric materials
  • Elastocaloric materials
  • Barocaloric materials
  • Basic phenomena, theory, modeling and simulations from atomic to macro scale
  • Applications and devices

Invited Speakers:

  • Franca Albertini (IMEM, Italy)
  • Christian Bahl (Technical University Denmark, Denmark)
  • Kilian Bartholome (Fraunhofe IPM Freiburg, Germany)
  • Jun Cui (Ames Laboratory / Iowa State University, USA)
  • Emmanuel Defay (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg)
  • Sebastian Fahler (IFW Dresden, Germany)
  • Anna Grünebohm (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Fengxia Hu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Peter B Littlewood (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Jian Liu (Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology, China)
  • Julia Lyubina (Evonik Industries, Germany)
  • Joseph V Mantese (United Technologies Research Center, USA)
  • Xavier Moya (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Antoni Planes (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
  • David E. Schwartz (PARC, USA)
  • Julie Slaughter (Ames Laboratory, USA)
  • Jaka Tusek (University of Ljublana, Slovenia)

Symposium Organizers

Lluis Manosa
Universitat de Barcelona
Fisica de la Materia Condensada

Sakyo Hirose
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd
81-(0)70-2280-8418, h_sakyo@murata.com

Vitalij Pecharsky
Ames Laboratory
515-294-8220, vitkp@ameslab.gov

Anja Waske
IFW Dresden
Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
49-351-4659-846, a.waske@ifw-dresden.de

Keywords for Abstract Submission

cooling, Electrocalorics, Magnetocalorics, Mechanocalorics, Phase transitions, refrigeration