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Transition Metal Oxide Thin Film-Based Chromogenics and Devices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081017470, 9780081017487

Transition Metal Oxide Thin Film-Based Chromogenics and Devices

1st Edition

Author: Pandurang Ashrit
Series Editor: Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Paperback ISBN: 9780081018996
eBook ISBN: 9780081017487
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2017
Page Count: 376
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Thin Films and Chromogenics
2. Basics of Transition Metal Oxides
3. Electrochromic Thin Films and Devices
4. Thermochromic Thin Films and Devices
5. Photochromic Thin Films and Devices
6. Switchable Photonic Crystals


The phase transition and the reversible optical and electrical switching that occur in chromogenic materials under the influence of external forces such as heat, light, and electric field are topics of enormous scientific interest. Transition Metal Oxide Thin Film–Based Chromogenics and Devices discusses experimental and theoretical developments in the field of chromogenics based on the transition metal oxide (TMO) thin films.

Understanding the relationship between the switching properties of TMO materials and their nanostructure is of paramount importance in developing efficient chromogenic devices. The tailoring of these switching behaviors is afforded detailed coverage in this book, alongside in-depth discussion of a range of chromogenic materials and devices, including photochromics, thermochromics, and electrochromics.

Transition Metal Oxide Thin Film–Based Chromogenics and Devices covers both the theoretical aspects of TMO thin film–based chromogenics and their engineering applications in device construction. Academics and professionals in the fields of materials science and optics will find this book to be a key resource, whether their focus is low-dimension materials, light-materials interactions, or device development.

Key Features

  • Enables researchers to keep up with developments in thin film–based chromogenics
  • Provides detailed coverage of the switching mechanism of the various TMO thin films to assist readers in developing more efficient devices
  • Offers in-depth discussion of a range of chromogenic materials and devices, including thermochromics, photochromics, and electrochromics


Professors/researchers and graduate students as well as professional engineers in the fields of materials science and optics


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About the Author

Pandurang Ashrit

Professor Pandurang Ashrit is affiliated to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Université de Moncton, Canada. He is a named author on 75 documents, many of them dealing with thin films and chromogenic materials, and has patented a technique for chromogenically tuning photonic crystals. In 2013 he was granted an Innovation award for Excellence in Applied Research by the Government of New Brunswick.

Affiliations and Expertise

Thin Films and Photonics Research Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Université de Moncton, Moncton, Canada

About the Series Editor

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree in Physics and Mathematics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. Long time he was a leader of scientific Gas Sensor Group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova, supported from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. From 2007 to 2008, he was an invited scientist in Korean Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea. Then, until the end of 2017 Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently Dr. G. Korotcenkov is the research professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the Moldova State University, Chisinau, the Rep. of Moldova. Specialists from Former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the field of study of Schottky barriers, MOS structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the base of III-Vs compounds very well. His current research interests include material sciences focused on metal oxides, surface science, and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. Dr. G. Korotcenkov is either the author or editor of 39 books, published by Momentum Press, CRC Press, Springer (USA) and Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China). He is the author and coauthor of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 review papers, 38 book chapters, and more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-factor = 42 [Scopus] and h-factor = 51 [Google Scholar citation]). Besides, Dr. G. Korotcenkov is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 250 reports at national and international conferences, including 17 invited talks. Dr. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of more than 10 international scientific conferences. Research activities of Dr. G. Korotcenkov are honored by the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2019), an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004); Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003); and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova