Electrothermally Triggered Broadband Optical Switch Films with Extremely Low Power Consumption

Ryohei Yoshikawa, Mizuki Tenjimbayashi, Seimei Shiratori

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Abstract

Smart films with transmittance switching capabilities based on thermal stimuli are widely used in many optoelectronic applications. Despite the development of stably switchable materials, transition temperature control and broadband stepwise transmittance switching remain challenging topics. Additionally, reduction of the energy consumption during switching is also required. Here, we introduce an electrothermally driven film with switchable transmittance produced by stacking paraffin-immobilized polydimethylsiloxane gel on a transparent heater based on an aligned Cu/Ni network. The film shows stepwise transmittance switching capability with extremely low power consumption because of the controlled melting point of paraffin and the high-efficiency transparent heater.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1429-1434
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Energy Materials
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 23

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Optical switches
Electric power utilization
Paraffin
Paraffins
Polydimethylsiloxane
Temperature control
Optoelectronic devices
Superconducting transition temperature
Melting point
Energy utilization
Gels

Keywords

  • aligned network
  • electroless deposition
  • electrospinning
  • energy consumption
  • paraffin
  • thermochromic material
  • transparent heater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Electrothermally Triggered Broadband Optical Switch Films with Extremely Low Power Consumption. / Yoshikawa, Ryohei; Tenjimbayashi, Mizuki; Shiratori, Seimei.

In: ACS Applied Energy Materials, Vol. 1, No. 4, 23.04.2018, p. 1429-1434.

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