Special Issue "Electrochromic Materials and Devices"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2011)
Prof. Dr. Roger J. Mortimer (Website)
Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
Fax: +44 1509 223925
Interests: electrochemistry; materials electrochemistry; electrochromic materials; electrochemical sensors; metal electrodeposition
Electrochromic materials have the property of a change, evocation, or bleaching, of colour as effected either by an electron transfer (redox) process or by a sufficient electrochemical potential. The main classes of electrochromic materials are the metal oxides, viologens, conjugated conducting polymers, metal coordination complexes and metal hexacyanometallates. Successful applications of electrochromic materials in devices include anti-glare car mirrors, smart windows (based on modulation of either the transmitted or reflected solar radiation) for use in cars, aircraft and buildings, electrochromic strips as battery state-of-charge indicators and electrochromic sunglasses. Proposed applications include switchable mirrors, re-usable price labels, protective eyewear, controllable aircraft canopies, glare-reduction systems for offices, devices for frozen-food monitoring, camouflage materials, chameleonic fabrics, spacecraft thermal control, an optical iris for a camera lens and (non-emissive) controllable light-reflective or light-transmissive display devices for optical information and storage.
In this special issue we aim to cover recent progress and novel trends in the field of electrochromic materials and devices, and invite papers ranging from the synthesis, characterisation, and performance of electrochromic materials, through to device design, modelling and testing. Papers describing other materials aspects important for the construction of electrochromic devices are also invited, to include optically transparent electrodes, electrolyte layers and device encapsulation.
Prof. Dr. Roger J. Mortimer
- electrochromic materials
- electrochromic devices
- metal oxides
- conjugated conducting polymers
- metal complexes
- Prussian blue
- optically transparent electrodes
- device encapsulation