Special Issue "Organic Electrochromic Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Electrochromic devices, based on inorganic materials, are a consolidated market reality, with applications ranging from smart windows, and automotive, sunglasses to displays. However, the poor applicability of such materials on flexible substrates, as well as the relatively high production costs involved, prompted a lasting interest in alternative solutions. Indeed, the subject of organic electrochromic materials has been constantly gaining interest over the last two decades. Alongside well-established applications like smart windows, sunglasses, and displays, new and very fascinating applications like adaptive camouflage are now appearing. The field is rapidly evolving towards mature technological applications, as it is endorsed by the appearance of the first commercially available devices on the market. However, at the same time, research also remains very active in developing new concepts, from the standpoint of innovative materials design. Indeed, the field has greatly evolved, forming its offspring with PEDOT or simple viologen. To give one example, one of the most popular concepts in modern conjugated polymers design, the Donor–Acceptor structure, gained relevant attention for its electrochromic applications prior to becoming widespread, employed in high conversion efficiency solar cells. Due to the relevance of the topic within the conjugated materials community, contributions are sought for a Special Issue of Metals, highlighting both the state-of-the-art of near-market devices, as well as frontiers of new concept in the design of new materials: Polymeric, molecular, and hybrid.
Prof. Luca Beverina
Dr. Mauro Sassi
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