Electrochromic Smart Materials
Fabrication and Applications
Jian Wei Xu, Jian Wei Xu, Levent Toppare, Yuning Li, Chunye Xu
Interest in and attention on electrochromic technology has been growing since the 1970s, with the advent of numerous electrochromic devices in commercial and industrial settings. Many laboratory-based colour-changing electrochromic device prototypes have surfaced following research breakthroughs in recent years, and the consumer market has been expanding continuously. Electrochromic devices have a wide range of applications, such as displays, self-dimming mirrors for automobiles, electrochromic e-skins, textiles, and smart windows for energy-efficient buildings. Electrochromic Smart Materials covers major topics related to the phenomenon of electrochromism, including fundamental principles, different classes and subclasses of electrochromic materials, and device processing and manufacturing. It also highlights a broad range of existing and potential applications of electrochromic devices, with an analysis of the current market needs and future trends. Providing a comprehensive overview of the field, this book will serve as introductory reading to those new to this area, as well as a resource providing detailed, in-depth knowledge and insights to the seasoned audience. Featuring contributions from researchers across the globe, it will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in both academia and industry interested in smart design, materials science and engineering.