Metal hydrides for smart window and sensor applications
Journal article, 2013

The hydrogenation of metals often leads to changes in optical properties in the visible range. This allows for fundamental studies of the hydrogenation process, as well as the exploration of various applications using these optical effects. Here, we focus on recent developments in metal hydride-based optical fiber and plasmonic sensors and smart windows. Both applications benefit from the existence of a reflective metallic state, which is lost on hydrogenation and allows for large reversible optical changes. In this article, we review the status of both technologies and their prospects for applications.

palladium

hydrogen sensors

optical-properties

single

alloy thin-film

surface-plasmons

nanoantenna

state switchable mirror

insulator-transition

durability

cycling

Author

K. Yoshimura

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Christoph Langhammer

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

B. Dam

Delft University of Technology

MRS Bulletin

0883-7694 (ISSN)

Vol. 38 6 495-503

Subject Categories

Materials Engineering

DOI

10.1557/mrs.2013.129

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5/14/2018