This book focuses on next-generation smart windows which can change their optical-physical properties by reflecting and/or transmitting incoming light radiation to attain comfortable indoor temperatures throughout the year. The book will address different techniques and materials used in smart windows in a simple way, including the basic principles, materials synthesis and thin film fabrication, optical and electrochemical characterization techniques followed in laboratories and in industry. The application-oriented perspective of the book will make it suitable to study solar energy conversion where research in nanomaterials can be extended to smart window applications.
1. Introduction. 2. Electrochromic Windows. 3. Electrochromic Materials. 4. Electrolytes. 5. Electrochromic Thin Film Fabrication Techniques. 6. Conclusins and Outlook. 7. References.