Direct measurement of giant electrocaloric effect in BaTiO3 multilayer thick film structure beyond theoretical prediction

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The electrocaloric (EC) effect of BaTiO3multilayer thick film structure was investigated by direct measurement and theoretical calculation. The samples were prepared by the tape-casting method, which had 180 dielectric layers with an average thickness of 1.4 μm. The thermodynamic calculation based on the polarization-temperature curves predicted a peak heat adsorption of 0.32 J/g at 80 °C under 176 kV/cm electric field. The direct measurement via differential scanning calorimeter showed a much higher EC effect of 0.91 J/g at 80 °C under same electric field. The difference could result from the different trends of changes of electric polarization and lattice elastic energy under ultrahigh electric field.
Original languageEnglish
Article number192902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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