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Materials 2010, 3(12), 5029-5053; doi:10.3390/ma3125029
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Application of Nanostructures in Electrochromic Materials and Devices: Recent Progress

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Received: 18 October 2010; in revised form: 18 November 2010 / Accepted: 23 November 2010 / Published: 26 November 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solar Energy Materials)
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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.
Keywords: electrochromic; ZnO nanowire; WO3; TiO2; Prussian blue; crystalline; mesoporous; nanostructures electrochromic; ZnO nanowire; WO3; TiO2; Prussian blue; crystalline; mesoporous; nanostructures
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Wang, J.M.; Sun, X.W.; Jiao, Z. Application of Nanostructures in Electrochromic Materials and Devices: Recent Progress. Materials 2010, 3, 5029-5053.

AMA Style

Wang JM, Sun XW, Jiao Z. Application of Nanostructures in Electrochromic Materials and Devices: Recent Progress. Materials. 2010; 3(12):5029-5053.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Wang, Jin Min; Sun, Xiao Wei; Jiao, Zhihui. 2010. "Application of Nanostructures in Electrochromic Materials and Devices: Recent Progress." Materials 3, no. 12: 5029-5053.


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