Thermochromic VO2-Based Multilayer Films with Enhanced Transmittance and Solar Modulation
2009 (English)In: Physica status solidi. A, Applied research, ISSN 0031-8965, E-ISSN 1521-396X, Vol. 206, no 9, 2155-2160 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Vanadium dioxide (VO2) shows an abrupt and reversible change in optical and electrical properties when the temperature is raised beyond a critical point of similar to 68 degrees C. Films made from this material have a potential to be used in energy efficient "smart" windows with temperature-dependent throughput of solar radiation. Two of the drawbacks of this material have been its low luminous transmittance and limited solar modulation of transmittance during switching. In this work we report calculations and experiments on multilayers Of VO2 and TiO2, produced by reactive DC magnetron sputtering, that significantly improve the luminous transmittance and solar modulation of the films during switching. We also explore the angular-dependent transmittance of five-layer TiO2/VO2/TiO2/VO2/TiO2 films and demonstrate that the modulation of luminous and solar transmittance can be enhanced at non-normal angles of incidence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 206, no 9, 2155-2160 p.
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Solid State Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-122150DOI: 10.1002/pssa.200881798ISI: 000270440100041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-122150DiVA: diva2:308506