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The paper reveals a dual-band electrochromic device capable of selectively controlling the transmitted sunlight in the visible and near-infrared regions. It exploits the peculiar spectro-electrochemical features of vanadium-modified titanium oxide colloidal nanocrystals, which exhibit a distinctive electrochromic response at visible wavelengths upon the application of a small cathodic potential. They have been used as an active electrode in a sandwich cell in combination with a nanocrystalline tungsten oxide layer, which indeed allows selective control over the incoming near-infrared radiation at low applied potentials, until turning into a deep blue colored coating at higher potentials. These two coatings have been conveniently combined to realize an electrochromic device capable of separately operating over four different optical regimes, namely, fully transparent, VIS blocking, NIR blocking, and VIS + NIR blocking …
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2018

Mariam Barawi, Giulia Veramonti, Mauro Epifani, Roberto Giannuzzi, Teresa Sibillano, Cinzia Giannini, Aline Rougier, Michele Manca

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Volume: 6 Issue: 22 Pages: 10201-10205
Journal of Materials Chemistry A