Accelerated Materials Design
Magnetocaloric Effect is observed as a reversible heating and cooling of a magnetic material when it is exposed to a varying magnetic field. Such magnetically driven thermal effect can be large enough to be used for high-efficiency cooling and heat pumping.
Elastocaloric Effect is observed as a reversible heating and cooling of a solid when it is subjected to a changing mechanical stress. This mechanically driven thermal effect can be used for high-efficiency cooling and related applications.
Electrocaloric Effect is a thermal event caused by a variable electric field applied to a dielectric material which is susceptible to the electric polarization. The electric field-induced polarization leads to cooling or heating of teh material that can be employed for efficient refrigeration.
Theory is one of the key components of a rapid caloric materials discovery, design, and development. An application of tailored machine-learning models to predict promising next-generation materials and to achieve performance targets is an essential element of the CaloriCool’s effort.