Special Issue "Magnetocalorics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: magnetocaloric and multi-caloric materials; phase transformations; condensed matter; solid state physics; materials science; thermodynamics; energy
Interests: Magnetocaloric materials; Magnetic materials; Phase transitions; Condensed Matter Physics
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This Special Issue is devoted to magnetocaloric materials, technologies, and devices with magnetic phase transformations accompanied by the caloric effect. A large magnetocaloric effect is used for energy transformations, in particular, for solid-state cooling and heat pumping, as well as for generating electricity from temperature variations.
A magnetic phase transition in a magnetocaloric material can be caused not only by a change in the applied external magnetic field, but also by a variation of temperature, pressure, stress, strain, or another stimulus. Multicaloric materials exhibit caloric responses to several external stimuli. The multicaloric effect is a combination of more than one effect from a subset of magneto-, electro-, elasto-, and barocaloric effects. While the total number of publications on magnetocaloric materials exceeds the combined number of both electrocaloric and elastocaloric publications, there is a growing number of articles devoted to multicaloric materials and effects.
In this Special Issue, we would like to combine reports on magnetocalorics and related interesting topics, describing scientific discoveries, novel materials, new technologies and devices, theoretical limits, and future anticipations. Some of the topics are listed as the keywords. We welcome theory and experiment, reviews of the current state of the art, and any research related to the magnetocaloric effects, materials, technologies, and devices.
Dr. Nikolai Zarkevich
Dr. H. Yibole
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- Magnetocaloric and multicaloric materials
- Magnetic and magnetostructural phase transformations with caloric effect
- Solid-state cooling and heat pumping
- Thermo-magnetoelectric devices and technologies
- Novel materials and technologies for energy transformation and storage