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

I. Aruna, B. R. Mehta, L. K. Malhotra

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
EditorsYasubumi Furuya, Ji Su, Ichiro Takeuchi, Vijay K. Varadan, John Ulicny
Place of PublicationCambridge
Pages119-124
Number of pages6
Volume888
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2006
Event2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 28 Nov 20051 Dec 2005

Conference

Conference2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period28/11/051/12/05

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Mirrors
Nanoparticles
Optical band gaps
Hydrogen
Color
Recovery

Keywords

  • Gd nanoparticles
  • Pd nanoparticles
  • nanoparticle layers
  • switchable mirrors

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Aruna, I., Mehta, B. R., & Malhotra, L. K. (2006). Application of Gd and Pd nanoparticles in a 'new generation' switchable mirror. In Y. Furuya, J. Su, I. Takeuchi, V. K. Varadan, & J. Ulicny (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 888, pp. 119-124). Cambridge.
Aruna, I. ; Mehta, B. R. ; Malhotra, L. K. / Application of Gd and Pd nanoparticles in a 'new generation' switchable mirror. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. editor / Yasubumi Furuya ; Ji Su ; Ichiro Takeuchi ; Vijay K. Varadan ; John Ulicny. Vol. 888 Cambridge, 2006. pp. 119-124
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Aruna, I, Mehta, BR & Malhotra, LK 2006, Application of Gd and Pd nanoparticles in a 'new generation' switchable mirror. in Y Furuya, J Su, I Takeuchi, VK Varadan & J Ulicny (eds), Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. vol. 888, Cambridge, pp. 119-124, 2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, 28/11/05.

Application of Gd and Pd nanoparticles in a 'new generation' switchable mirror. / Aruna, I.; Mehta, B. R.; Malhotra, L. K.

Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. ed. / Yasubumi Furuya; Ji Su; Ichiro Takeuchi; Vijay K. Varadan; John Ulicny. Vol. 888 Cambridge, 2006. p. 119-124.

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Aruna I, Mehta BR, Malhotra LK. Application of Gd and Pd nanoparticles in a 'new generation' switchable mirror. In Furuya Y, Su J, Takeuchi I, Varadan VK, Ulicny J, editors, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 888. Cambridge. 2006. p. 119-124