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Publikācija: TiO2 Nanowire Dispersions in Viscous Polymer Matrix: Electrophoretic Alignment and Optical Properties

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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language TiO2 Nanowire Dispersions in Viscous Polymer Matrix: Electrophoretic Alignment and Optical Properties
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.5 Materials engineering
Authors Andris Šutka
Kristjan Saal
Vambola Kisand
Rünno Lõhmus
Urmas Joost
Martin Timusk
Keywords electro-optics, anatase, electrospinning
Abstract The changes in optical properties during TiO2 nanowire orientation in polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) matrix under the influence of an electric field are strongly influenced by nanowire (NW) diameter. It was demonstrated for the first time that either positive or negative change in transmittance can be induced by NW alignment parallel to the electric field depending on the NW diameter. These effects can be explained by the interplay between scattering and reflectance. Experimental findings reported could be important for smart window applications for the regulation of visible or even infrared transparency, thus reducing the energy consumption by air conditioning systems in buildings and automobiles in the future.
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/41/415703
Hyperlink: http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/25/41/415703/ 
Reference Šutka, A., Saal, K., Kisand, V., Lõhmus, R., Joost, U., Timusk, M. TiO2 Nanowire Dispersions in Viscous Polymer Matrix: Electrophoretic Alignment and Optical Properties. Nanotechnology, 2014, Vol.25, No.41, pp.415703-415703. ISSN 0957-4484. e-ISSN 1361-6528. Available from: doi:10.1088/0957-4484/25/41/415703
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