Doped nanoparticles for smart windows

Table of contents imageChinese scientists have discovered a new method of preparing quasi-spherical VO2 nanoparticles with uniform size and high crystallinity by doping them with antimony.

These properties are important for application of VO2 NPs in “smart windows” which can help retain heat at low temperatures and reflect heat at high temperatures.

Read the full details of this exciting work today:

Phase and shape controlled VO2 nanostructures by antimony doping
Yanfeng Gao, Chuanxiang Cao, Lei Dai, Hongjie Luo, Minoru Kanehira, Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang
Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 8708-8715
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22290F

Also check out these other recent Energy & Environmental Science articles by Gao et. al. in this exciting research field:

Enhanced chemical stability of VO2 nanoparticles by the formation of SiO2/VO2 core/shell structures and the application to transparent and flexible VO2-based composite foils with excellent thermochromic properties for solar heat control
Yanfeng Gao, Shaobo Wang, Hongjie Luo, Lei Dai, Chuanxiang Cao, Yiliao Liu, Zhang Chen and Minoru Kanehira
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE02803D

Solution-based fabrication of vanadium dioxide on F:SnO2 substrates with largely enhanced thermochromism and low-emissivity for energy-saving applications
Zongtao Zhang, Yanfeng Gao, Hongjie Luo, Litao Kang, Zhang Chen, Jing Du, Minoru Kanehira, Yuzhi Zhang and Zhong Lin Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE02092G

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