Special Issue "Advances in Chromogenic Thin Films"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Russell Binions

School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
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Interests: chemical vapour deposition; functional metal oxide films; metal oxide semiconductor; gas sensors; chromogenic materials; photocatalysis; nanocomposite thin films

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on “Advances in Chromogenic Thin Films”. Such technologies are poised to play a significant role in reducing building energy demand, that is suggested to account for 40% of all energy usage. A multitude of other applications, from sensors and actuators to product quality control, are also possible. Such technologies work in a dynamic way, responding to some external stimulus and adjusting their optical properties. Of particular interest are electrochromic, thermochromic, photochromic and gasochromic systems. Vast scientific and technological progress has been achieved on this topic by universities and research institutes all around the world. This progress has been supported by the industrial development of novel characterization and deposition tools. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest experimental and theoretical developments in the field, through a combination of original research papers and review articles from leading groups around the world.

Prof. Dr. Russell Binions
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Electrochromics
  • Thermochromics
  • Photochromics
  • Gasochromic

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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