Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials for Light Management in Electro-Optical Devices


Publishing date
14 Sep 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Apr 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Physics, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

2Japan Fine Ceramics Centre, Nagoya, Japan

3School of Engineering and Information Technology, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

4Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


Nanomaterials for Light Management in Electro-Optical Devices

Description

In the past decade, nanostructured materials and nanoparticles have emerged as the necessary ingredients for electro-optical applications and enhancement of device performance, in particular by making use of the light management aspects of the nanomaterials. The application areas that are being transformed profoundly include smart coating devices (e.g., electrochromic and photochromic devices), solar energy, and sensing. Despite the large volume of work in the past on smart coating devices, and in particular electrochromic devices, for optical transmission or reflection control, applications remain limited because of slow response time and nonuniformity of properties in the case of large surfaces. Recent works in the field indicated that nanostructured electrochromic coatings would be an integral part of the solution that can be offered. In the area of solar photovoltaics, nanomaterials have been used in designing light trapping schemes for inorganic as well as organic solar cells. One particular category of solar cells that has attracted much interest is the plasmonic solar cells in which metallic nanoparticles are incorporated, helping in enhancing the energy conversion efficiency of solar devices. Nanostructured solar cells would eventually develop into a “game-changing” technology for making solar cells that are affordable and highly efficient. Sensors based on the optical properties of constituting nanostructures and nanoparticles also form a most interesting class of bio- and electrochemical sensing devices. The possibility of synthetizing nanoparticles and structures of specific sizes and shapes has indeed opened a whole new range of sensing applications. In parallel to the experimental development of nanomaterials for light management in devices, theoretical modeling and analysis have also accomplished much progress, and different methods for simulating the optical properties of nanoparticles and structures have been proposed. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanomaterials for smart light-management devices (e.g., electrochromic devices)
  • Nanomaterials for light management in solar photovoltaics and light emission
  • Nanomaterials for light management in sensing applications
  • Analysis and computer modeling of optical properties of nanoparticles and structures for light management purposes

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 981703
  • - Editorial

Nanomaterials for Light Management in Electro-Optical Devices

Vo-Van Truong | Jai Singh | ... | Michael Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 943204
  • - Research Article

Harmonic Generation and Wave Mixing in Confinement Structures: An Account of Pump Depletion in Second-Order Nonlinear Multilayer Microcavities

Serge Gauvin | Maxime Boudreau
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 674168
  • - Research Article

Electrochromic Devices Based on Porous Tungsten Oxide Thin Films

Y. Djaoued | S. Balaji | R. Brüning
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 890701
  • - Research Article

On the Origin of Light Emission in Silicon Rich Oxide Obtained by Low-Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition

M. Aceves-Mijares | A. A. González-Fernández | ... | R. Murphy-Arteaga
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 491051
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Thermochromic W-Doped VO2 (M/R) Nanopowders by a Simple Solution-Based Process

Lihua Chen | Chunming Huang | ... | Xiudi Xiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 957035
  • - Research Article

Enhancement of Photoluminescence Lifetime of ZnO Nanorods Making Use of Thiourea

Erdal Sönmez | Kadem Meral
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 781236
  • - Research Article

Mixed Nanostructured Ti-W Oxides Films for Efficient Electrochromic Windows

Nguyen Nang Dinh | Dang Hai Ninh | ... | Truong Vo-Van
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 620475
  • - Research Article

Metal-Catalyst-Free Synthesis and Characterization of Single-Crystalline Silicon Oxynitride Nanowires

Shuang Xi | Tielin Shi | ... | Shiyuan Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 201492
  • - Research Article

Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Dye by Sol-Gel-Derived Gallium-Doped Anatase Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles for Environmental Remediation

Arghya Narayan Banerjee | Sang Woo Joo | Bong-Ki Min
Journal of Nanomaterials
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