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1st Edition

Vanadium Dioxide-Based Thermochromic Smart Windows

Edited By

Yi Long


Yanfeng Gao

ISBN 9789814877060
Published May 28, 2021 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
416 Pages 23 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The usage of building energy accounts for 30–40% of total energy consumption in developed countries, exceeding the amount for industry or transportation. Around 50% energy for building services is contributed by heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. More importantly, both building and HVAC energy consumptions are predicted to increase in the next two decades. Windows are considered as the least energy-efficient components of buildings. Therefore, smart windows are becoming increasingly important as they are capable of reducing HVAC energy usage by tuning the transmitted sunlight in a smart and favoured way: blocking solar irradiation on hot days, while letting it pass through on cold days. Compared with other type of smart windows, thermochromic windows have the unique advantages of cost-effectiveness, rational stimulus, and passive response. This book covers fabrication of vanadium dioxide–based smart windows, discusses various strategies to enhance their performance, and shares perspectives from the top scientists in this particular field.

Table of Contents

Thermochromic VO2 for Energy-Efficient Glazing: An Introduction

C. -G. Granqvist

Effect of Doping on the Thermochromic Performance of VO2

N. Wang, Y. Cui, Y.F. Gao & Y. Long

VO2 Nanocomposite Coatings for Smart Windows

Y.F. Gao

Antireflection in Thermochromic Performance of VO2

X. Xiao

Controllable Synthesis of Porous Vanadium Dioxide Nanostructures

N. Wang, Y.F. Gao & Y. Long

Biomimetic, Gridded Structure, and Hybridation

Y. Ke & Y. Long

Hydrothermal Synthesis of Thermochromic VO2 for Energy-Efficient Windows

M. Li & Y. Long

Chemical Vapor Deposition and Its Application in VO2 Synthesis

S. Wang, D. Vernardou & Y. Long

Physical Vapor Deposition and Its Application in VO2 Synthesis

P. Jing, Y.F. Gao & Y. Long

Sol-Gel Synthesis of Thermochromic VO2 Coatings

H. Jin & J. Li

VO2-Based Smart Coatings with Long-Term Durability: Review and Perspective

X. Cao

Conclusions and Perspectives

Y. Long, Y. Gao & X. Jiang

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Yi Long is a senior lecturer in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research focuses on nanostructured functional materials for different applications. She has successfully implemented technology transfer from lab to industry for hard-disk companies in her early career. Her recent research focuses on developing various functional materials by manipulation of the structure of nanoscale materials to achieve unusual properties and on energy-saving windows, flexbile electronics, and smart devices. Her work has been widely highlighted in top journals and different media.

Yanfeng Gao is the group leader of light/thermal-modulated materials at Shanghai University. From 2004 to 2012 he worked at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, Musashi Institute of Technology, and Nagoya University. Dr. Gao has published over 190 journal articles and filed over 100 patents. He is the recipient of the prestigious Changjiang Scholar and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars awards.