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Application of Nanostructures in Electrochromic Materials and Devices: Recent Progress

By Jin Min Wang, Xiao Wei Sun and Zhihui Jiao

Abstract

The recent progress in application of nanostructures in electrochromic materials and devices is reviewed. ZnO nanowire array modified by viologen and WO3, crystalline WO3 nanoparticles and nanorods, mesoporous WO3 and TiO2, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanotubes, Prussian blue nanoinks and nanostructures in switchable mirrors are reviewed. The electrochromic properties were significantly enhanced by applying nanostructures, resulting in faster switching responses, higher stability and higher optical contrast. A perspective on the development trends in electrochromic materials and devices is also proposed

Topics: electrochromic, ZnO nanowire, WO3, TiO2, Prussian blue, crystalline, mesoporous, nanostructures, Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials, TA401-492, Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering, TK1-9971, Technology, T, DOAJ:Materials, DOAJ:Technology and Engineering, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040, Microscopy, QH201-278.5, Descriptive and experimental mechanics, QC120-168.85
Publisher: MDPI AG
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.3390/ma3125029
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:40c934cf66b241c686c2c6ff70c665a1
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