Nanostructured Electrochromic Materials for Smart Switchable Windows: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Nanostructured Electrochromic Materials for Smart Switchable Windows

1st Edition

By Avinash Balakrishnan, Praveen Pattathil

CRC Press

114 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Electrochromic Windows. 3. Electrochromic Materials. 4. Electrolytes. 5. Electrochromic Thin Film Fabrication Techniques. 6. Conclusins and Outlook. 7. References.

About the Authors

Avinash Balakrishnan joined as Manager at Suzlon Energy Limited in 2016, where he is heading the Materials Laboratory for Suzlon Blade Technology vertical. He did his PhD and M.S in Materials Engineering from Paichai University, S.Korea. He is an alumnus of National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, where he completed his Bachelors in Metallurgical Engineering. Dr. Balakrishnan has received several prestigious fellowships and travel grants throughout his academic career that includes KOSEF fellowship to pursue his masters (2003), Korea Research Foundation Fellowship to pursue his PhD (2005) and CEFIPRA postdoctoral fellowship (2008). His past professional experience also includes being research scientist at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea where he extensively worked on ceramic materials for structural and high temperature applications. .

He was a post-doctoral fellow at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble-INP) France. He wasalso heading the R&D division for English Indian Clay Limited, India from 2015-16.

His current research interest includes developing nano structured materials for variety of applications including paper, paint and healthcare. He has co-authored over 85 research publications in reputed international journals. He has also edited a book “Nanostructured ceramic oxides for supercapacitors” published by CRC Taylor and Francis, USA. He has also served in the editorial board of international journals like JNN and Advanced carbon. He is currently a life member of The Materials Research Society of India and Solar Energy Society of India.

Praveen Pattathil received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Salento in 2017. He pursued his Postdoctoral studies at the Italian Institute of Technology with an emphasis on the development and characterization of transparent conducting oxide materials for smart glass windows. In 2018 he accepted a position as Assistant Manager at Suzlon Energy Limited. Dr. Praveen has about a dozen publications to his credit with some in high impact journals, such as Nano Energy and Nanoscale. His research areas include, nanostructured materials for dynamic smart windows, semiconductor plasmonics and wind turbine composite materials.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science