Electrochromic Materials and Devices
Electrochromic materials can change their optical properties on the application of an electrical voltage or current. Different classes of materials show this behaviour including transition metal oxides, conjugated polymers, metal-coordinated complexes and organic molecules. As the colour change is persistent, the electric field usually needs only to be applied to effect the switching, allowing for applications such as low energy-consumption displays, light-adapting mirrors in vehicles, and 'smart windows' for which the amount of transmitted light and heat can be controlled.
The first part of this book describes the different classes and processing techniques of electrochromic materials. The second part highlights nanostructured electrochromic materials and device fabrication, and the third part focuses on the applications such as smart windows, adaptive camouflage, wearable displays and fashion. The last part of the book comprises case studies and environmental impact issues.
From the contents:
* Part One: Electrochromic Materials and Processing
* Part Two: Nanostructured Electrochromic Materials and Device Fabrication
* Part Three: Applications of Electrochromic Materials
* Part Four: Device Case Studies, Environmental Impact Issues and Elaborations