Caloric materials show thermal changes in responses to applied external fields and are named as per the nature of the driving field. There are three strands of caloric materials, namely magnetocaloric materials driven by magnetic fields, electrocaloric materials driven by electric fields, and mechanocaloric materials driven by mechanical fields, which are subdivided into elastocaloric materials driven by uniaxial stress and barocaloric materials driven by hydrostatic pressure. Caloric materials are now being studied collectively, primarily because multicaloric materials can support more than one type of caloric effect. The use of more than one driving field in multicalorics can induce larger thermal changes over wider ranges of operating temperature, using fields of smaller magnitude, thus empowering the future development of environmentally friendly cooling devices. This Special Topic will provide scientists and engineers a common forum for sharing important advances in the synthesis, characterization, and application of multicaloric materials. We anticipate this Special Topic will contribute not only to the current understanding of the art and its practical implementation, but also stimulate future research and cross-fertilization.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Magnetocaloric materials
- Electrocaloric materials
- Elastocaloric materials
- Barocaloric materials
- Multicaloric materials
- Caloric devices
Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Department of Physics
University of South Florida
Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism
National Research Council of Italy
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standards of acceptance, i.e. to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in the current status of contemporary applied physics; material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of the Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts.
For more information on the journal’s editorial policies, please click here.