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Microwave synthesis of thermochromically active VO2 nanomaterials

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In recent years, the need for smart window materials that lower the energy consumption for heating, venting and air-conditioning of buildings has grown immensely. These smart materials undergo a reversible change in physical properties depending on various conditions. A material that fits this description is vanadium dioxide, a thermochromic material that changes from a monoclinic to a rutile phase when heated above a critical temperature. This metal-insulator transition (MIT) leads to the absorption of infrared radiation. By absorbing this, a lower amount of heating-up occurs inside buildings and less cooling is needed. During this work, the main focus is the development of novel and easy methods to synthesize thermochromically active vanadium dioxide nanoparticles. Microwave syntheses were performed and optimized. The influence of various reaction parameters on the morphology, crystal structure and thermochromic properties of the nanosized materials were studied. Stabilization materials and methods were investigated to obtain stable suspensions in various solvents.

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Van Zele, Matthias, Hannes Rijckaert, and Klaartje De Buysser. 2019. “Microwave Synthesis of Thermochromically Active VO2 Nanomaterials.” In E-MRS Spring Meeting Presentations.
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Van Zele, M., Rijckaert, H., & De Buysser, K. (2019). Microwave synthesis of thermochromically active VO2 nanomaterials. E-MRS Spring meeting presentations. Presented at the E-MRS Spring meeting 2019.
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Van Zele M, Rijckaert H, De Buysser K. Microwave synthesis of thermochromically active VO2 nanomaterials. E-MRS Spring meeting presentations. 2019.
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Van Zele, Matthias, Hannes Rijckaert, and Klaartje De Buysser. “Microwave Synthesis of Thermochromically Active VO2 Nanomaterials.” E-MRS Spring Meeting Presentations. 2019. Print.
@inproceedings{8617520,
  abstract     = {In recent years, the need for smart window materials that lower the energy consumption for heating, venting and air-conditioning of buildings has grown immensely. These smart materials undergo a reversible change in physical properties depending on various conditions. A material that fits this description is vanadium dioxide, a thermochromic material that changes from a monoclinic to a rutile phase when heated above a critical temperature. This metal-insulator transition (MIT) leads to the absorption of infrared radiation. By absorbing this, a lower amount of heating-up occurs inside buildings and less cooling is needed. During this work, the main focus is the development of novel and easy methods to synthesize thermochromically active vanadium dioxide nanoparticles. Microwave syntheses were performed and optimized. The influence of various reaction parameters on the morphology, crystal structure and thermochromic properties of the nanosized materials were studied. Stabilization materials and methods were investigated to obtain stable suspensions in various solvents.},
  author       = {Van Zele, Matthias and Rijckaert, Hannes and De Buysser, Klaartje},
  booktitle    = {E-MRS Spring meeting presentations},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Nice, France},
  title        = {Microwave synthesis of thermochromically active VO2 nanomaterials},
  year         = {2019},
}