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Giant barocaloric tunability in [(CH3CH2CH2)4N]Cd[N(CN)2]3 hybrid perovskite

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We report the barocaloric performance of cadmium-dicyanamide perovskite [(CH3CH2CH2)4N]Cd[N(CN)2]3 ([TPrA]Cd[dca]3). The introduction of Cd, a large second-row post-transition metal, into this hybrid organic–inorganic perovskite structure leads to three separate thermally driven phase transitions and four polymorphs, which we characterize in full using temperature-dependent X-ray diffraction and temperature-dependent calorimetry. Amongst these transitions, the non-isochoric orthorhombic to tetragonal phase transition at high temperatures, with a large volume change of ∼0.4%, leads to a large reversible pressure-driven isothermal change in entropy of ∼11.5 J K−1 kg−1, and a giant barocaloric tunability of the transition temperature with pressure of ∼38.2 K kbar−1, which are both desirable for future low-pressure barocaloric cooling applications.

Graphical abstract: Giant barocaloric tunability in [(CH3CH2CH2)4N]Cd[N(CN)2]3 hybrid perovskite

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13 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2018
First published
28 Aug 2018

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018,6, 9867-9874
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Giant barocaloric tunability in [(CH3CH2CH2)4N]Cd[N(CN)2]3 hybrid perovskite

J. M. Bermúdez-García, S. Yáñez-Vilar, A. García-Fernández, M. Sánchez-Andújar, S. Castro-García, J. López-Beceiro, R. Artiaga, M. Dilshad, X. Moya and M. A. Señarís-Rodríguez, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 9867
DOI: 10.1039/C7TC03136J

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