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Electrochromic Materials Research and Devices

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 568

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
Interests: electrochromic materials & devices

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Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China
Interests: electrochromic materials & devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, “Electrochromic Materials Research and Devices ” will address recent advances and  challenging issues regarding electrochromic materials and devices. Electrochromic materials can exhibit tunable transmission, absorption, and reflection towards solar irradiation under external electric fields. They have high-potential applications in the creation of energy-efficient windows for buildings and automobiles, and smart displays, as well as in the optoelectronic and medical industries, and in environmental technology.

In terms of electochromic materials and devices, the main challenges researchers face are achieving high color contrast, quick color changing speed, wide wavelength response range, long cycling stability and service life, and a high utilization efficiency of solar energy. To solve these challenges, the following strategies can be implemented:

  1. Explore new methods to obtain materials that effectively and selectively utilize solar energy;
  2. Construct novel structures to modulate the response of the materials towards solar irradiation;
  3. Unveil the correlation between the microstructure and optical properties of the materials;
  4. Invent novel techniques to characterize the electrochromic materials;
  5. Obtain multifunctional materials and devices that originate from electrochromic materials.

This Special Issue encourages the submission of articles and reviews dealing with recent advances in electrochromic materials research including, but not limited to, the following: inorganic, organic, and hybrid electrochromic materials and devices; electrochromic/energy storage/energy conversion dual or multi-functional materials and devices; simulation of electrochromic structures; degradation of electrochromic materials and devices.

Prof. Dr. Yong Zhang
Dr. Ye Yang
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • electrochromic materials
  • electrochromic devices
  • energy efficient
  • solar irradiation
  • electrochromic/energy storage
  • electrochromic/energy conversion
  • electrochromic simulation
  • visible light
  • near infrared light
  • localized surface plasmon resonance

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Effect of In Situ Heating on the Growth and Electrochromic Properties of Tungsten Trioxide Thin Films
by Jinfeng Xu, Xirui Li, Yong Zhang, Xueru Zhang, Jiaqin Liu and Yucheng Wu
Materials 2024, 17(10), 2214; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17102214 - 8 May 2024
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Electrochromism has emerged as a pivotal technology in the pursuit of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, spurring significant research efforts aimed at the creation of advanced electrochromic devices. Most electrochromic materials are used for smart window applications. However, current electrochromic materials have been [...] Read more.
Electrochromism has emerged as a pivotal technology in the pursuit of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, spurring significant research efforts aimed at the creation of advanced electrochromic devices. Most electrochromic materials are used for smart window applications. However, current electrochromic materials have been applied to new energy vehicles, cell phone back covers, AR glasses, and so on. More application scenarios put forward more requirements for the color of the colored states. Choosing the right color change in the application will be the trend in the future. In this work, tungsten trioxide (WO3) thin films were prepared by adjusting the in situ heating temperature. WO3 with a crystalline structure showed excellent cyclic stability (5000 cycles), electrochromic performance (ΔT = 77.7% at 633 nm, CE = 37.1 cm2/C), relatively fast bleaching/coloring speed (20.0 s/19.4 s), and the darkest coloring effect (L* = 29.32, a* = 7.41, b* = −22.12 for the colored state). These findings offer valuable insights into the manipulation of smart materials and devices, contributing to the advancement of electrochromic technology. Full article
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