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Application of Gd and Pd nanoparticles in a 'new generation' switchable mirror

Aruna, I. and Mehta, B. R. and Malhotra, L. K (2006) Application of Gd and Pd nanoparticles in a 'new generation' switchable mirror. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings , 888 . pp. 119-124.

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Abstract

'Nanoparticle route' has been utilized to fabricate a 'new generation' of switchable mirrors in which the switching properties can be tuned by controlling the nanoparticle size in the underlying Gd layer or Pd over layer. Better color neutrality, faster response time, improved optical contrast, and an enhanced stability has been observed in Gd nanoparticle layer as a direct consequence of the size-induced blue shift in the optical band gap and enhanced surface area. The improvements in optical and electrical switching characteristics are directly related to the large change in H concentration during loading-deloading cycles in Gd nanoparticle layers. It has also been observed that a uniformly deposited Pd nanoparticle over layer also plays a crucial role for improving hydrogen recovery time. © 2006 Materials Research Society.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:5062
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:27 May 2009 10:22
Last Modified:27 May 2009 10:22

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