Editors: Neil D. Mathur, Xavier Moya
Materials that get cold could one day be used to make new types of energy efficient fridge with no greenhouse gases, but the way that these materials get cold has hitherto served to divide research into this common goal. This special issue brings together research into these thermal changes, and how they arise as a consequence of changes in magnetic field, electric field or mechanical stress field. The cross-comparison and cross-fertilization presented here should stimulate greater competition and greater cooperation in order to accelerate the drive towards applications in our increasingly hot world. The reports presented here have been written by the leading practicioners, who describe the influence of materials composition and morphology on the field-driven cooling, along with protocols and perspectives that are relevant for practical applications.
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