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Special Issue "Materials, Performance and Applications of Thermochromic: An On-going Challenge"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Dimitra Vernardou

1. Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, 100 Nikolaou Plastira Str., Vassilika Vouton Heraklion Crete, GR-700 13, Greece
2. Center of Materials Technology and Photonics, School of Applied Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, 710 04 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Interests: CVD; metal oxides; chromogenic materials; electrodes; batteries; capacitors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to a Special Issue on “Coating Technologies, Performance, and Applications of Thermochromic: An Ongoing Challenge”. Thermochromism is the notable change in optical properties of materials as a function with the substance‘s temperature. Materials, which exhibit thermochromic properties, such as VO2 and V2O3, have been in the forefront of the research interest for potential data storage media, optical switches and intelligent window coatings. The ability to control the morphology, orientation, thickness and crystallinity would be important in material technology because these characteristics have significant effects on the transition temperature (metal-to-semiconductor transition at a critical temperature), the integrated visible transmittance, the solar modulating abilities and the long term stability. The aim of this Special Issue is to give an overview of the latest experimental findings and identify the growth parameters and characteristics with desired qualities in terms of producing potentially useful devices.

Dr. Dimitra Vernardou
Guest Editor

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  • Materials Processing
  • Thin Films
  • Powders
  • Thermochromism
  • Transition Characteristics
  • Smart Windows
  • Optical Switches

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Open AccessFeature PaperReview Advancements, Challenges and Prospects of Chemical Vapour Pressure at Atmospheric Pressure on Vanadium Dioxide Structures
Materials 2018, 11(3), 384; doi:10.3390/ma11030384
Received: 1 February 2018 / Revised: 23 February 2018 / Accepted: 27 February 2018 / Published: 5 March 2018
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Vanadium (IV) oxide (VO2) layers have received extensive interest for applications in smart windows to batteries and gas sensors due to the multi-phases of the oxide. Among the methods utilized for their growth, chemical vapour deposition is a technology that is
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Vanadium (IV) oxide (VO2) layers have received extensive interest for applications in smart windows to batteries and gas sensors due to the multi-phases of the oxide. Among the methods utilized for their growth, chemical vapour deposition is a technology that is proven to be industrially competitive because of its simplicity when performed at atmospheric pressure (APCVD). APCVD’s success has shown that it is possible to create tough and stable materials in which their stoichiometry may be precisely controlled. Initially, we give a brief overview of the basic processes taking place during this procedure. Then, we present recent progress on experimental procedures for isolating different polymorphs of VO2. We outline emerging techniques and processes that yield in optimum characteristics for potentially useful layers. Finally, we discuss the possibility to grow 2D VO2 by APCVD. Full article

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