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dc.contributor.authorLloveras, Pen
dc.contributor.authorAznar, Aen
dc.contributor.authorBarrio, Men
dc.contributor.authorNegrier, Phen
dc.contributor.authorPopescu, Cen
dc.contributor.authorPlanes, Aen
dc.contributor.authorMañosa, Len
dc.contributor.authorStern-Taulats, Een
dc.contributor.authorAvramenko, Aen
dc.contributor.authorMathur, Neilen
dc.contributor.authorMoya Raposo, Xavieren
dc.contributor.authorTamarit, J-Llen
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-05T23:32:58Z
dc.date.available2019-04-05T23:32:58Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-18en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/291291
dc.description.abstractThere is currently great interest in replacing the harmful volatile hydrofluorocarbon fluids used in refrigeration and air-conditioning with solid materials that display magnetocaloric, electrocaloric or mechanocaloric effects. However, the field driven thermal changes in all of these caloric materials fall short with respect to their fluid counterparts. Here we show that plastic crystals of neopentylglycol (CH3)2C(CH2OH)2 display unprecedentedly large pressure driven thermal changes near room temperature due to molecular reconfiguration, and that these changes are comparable with those exploited commercially in hydrofluorocarbons. Our discovery of colossal barocaloric effects in a plastic crystal should bring barocaloric materials to the forefront of research and development in order to achieve safe environmentally friendly cooling without compromising performance.
dc.format.mediumElectronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleColossal barocaloric effects near room temperature in plastic crystals of neopentylglycol.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameNature communicationsen
prism.startingPage1803
prism.volume10en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.38470
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-03-27en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41467-019-09730-9en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-04-18en
dc.contributor.orcidLloveras, P [0000-0003-4133-2223]
dc.contributor.orcidBarrio, M [0000-0003-3467-7581]
dc.contributor.orcidPopescu, C [0000-0001-6613-4739]
dc.contributor.orcidPlanes, A [0000-0001-5213-5714]
dc.contributor.orcidMañosa, L [0000-0002-1182-2670]
dc.contributor.orcidStern-Taulats, E [0000-0002-1562-8218]
dc.contributor.orcidMathur, Neil [0000-0001-9676-6227]
dc.contributor.orcidMoya, Javier [0000-0003-0276-1981]
dc.contributor.orcidTamarit, J-Ll [0000-0002-7965-0000]
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/M003752/1)
pubs.funder-project-idRoyal Society (uf120210)
pubs.funder-project-idECH2020 EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC) (680032)
pubs.funder-project-idRoyal Society (URF\R\180035)
cam.orpheus.successMon Jun 08 08:18:55 BST 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-04-05


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