Technical Physics Letters

, Volume 37, Issue 12, pp 1139–1141 | Cite as

Parametric enhancement of electrocaloric effect by periodically varying external field

  • A. S. Starkov
  • O. V. PakhomovEmail author
  • I. A. Starkov


The mutual influence of an external electric field and mechanical stresses on the electrocaloric effect has been studied. Under certain conditions, the varying external field produces parametric enhancement of the electrocaloric effect. Using this phenomenon, it is possible to realize the Carnot cycle in ferroelectric energy converters and solid-state coolers.


Technical Physic Letter Magnetocaloric Effect Thermodynamic Cycle Lead Titanate Carnot Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Starkov
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. V. Pakhomov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • I. A. Starkov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State University of Low-Temperature and Food TechnologiesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute for MicroelectronicsTechnische Universität WienWienAustria

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