Double bond with a licence to chill


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Moya, Xavier 
Mathur, Neil D 
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Electrocaloric effects permit ceramic and polymer ferroelectrics to be driven hot and cold using a voltage, but which class of material is more attractive for heat pumps? Recent work by Qian et al. in Nature demonstrates that double bonds in polymer backbones can improve electrocaloric effects if accompanied by disorder.

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40 Engineering, 4016 Materials Engineering, 34 Chemical Sciences
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2542-4351
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Elsevier BV
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The Royal Society