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Light modulation in phase change disordered metamaterial - A smart cermet concept

Channam, Venkat Sunil Kumar and Maury, Francis and Bahlawane, Naoufal Light modulation in phase change disordered metamaterial - A smart cermet concept. (2017) Materials Today Physics, 3. 41-47. ISSN 2542-5293

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtphys.2017.12.002


Cermet coatings are popular solar selective absorbers as they allow capturing most of the solar energy while minimising radiative losses. Embedded metallic nanoparticles in dielectric matrices promote multiple internal reflection of light and provide an overall low emissivity. VO2 in the metamaterial state is regarded in this study as a responsive mixed phase comprising metallic rutile VO2 inclusions in semiconducting monoclinic VO2 phase mimicking cermet. The smart cermet responds to thermal stimuli by modulating the size of the metallic inclusions and thereby enabling the manipulation of their interaction with light. The highly reliable and reproducible response of the smart cermet corroborates with the observed ramp reversal memory effect in VO2. We demonstrate a thermally controlled 85% emissivity switch taking advantage of the narrow hysteresis and tuning abilities of the disordered metamaterial.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542529317301979
HAL Id:hal-01664250
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology - LIST (LUXEMBOURG)
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Deposited On:14 Dec 2017 15:20

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