Special Issue "Innovation in Materials for Smart Windows"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mariana Fernandes
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and CQ-VR, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Interests: sol–gel process; organic/inorganic hybrids; electroytes; electrochromic devices; “smart windows”
Prof. Dr. Verónica de Zea Bermudez
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry and CQ-VR, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Interests: sol–gel process; organic/inorganic hybrids; electroytes; electrochromic devices; “smart windows”
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Energy is one of the most important factors in economic growth and social development in all countries. The need to reduce energy consumption and to apply solar energy in buildings is mandatory—and when designing low-energy buildings, it is among the construction details that should be taken into consideration, especially as far as windows are concerned. “Smart windows” are a promising technology for saving energy that can be employed in architectural glazing or skylights to control sunlight transmittance and solar heat gain (visible and near-infrared radiation of the solar spectrum, respectively) by means of a dynamic and reversible regulation of the color change (electrochromism or thermochromism). Apart from reducing energy use (heating, cooling, and ventilation), this sort of solution increases indoors thermal and visual comfort, and outdoors view. The development of advanced materials will enable the production of high-performance smart windows for more sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome. The Special Issue will focus, though not exclusively, on the new trends in “Innovation in Materials for Smart Windows”.

Dr. Mariana Fernandes
Prof. Dr. Verónica de Zea Bermudez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • “smart windows”
  • electrochomic devices
  • electrolytes materials
  • electrodes materials
  • transparent conductive oxides
  • near-infrared transparent conductive oxides
  • deposition techniques

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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