Symposium ES07—Chromogenic Materials and Devices

Materials with tunable optical properties because of external means such as illumination, temperature, pressure, electric and magnetic fields, X-rays, ion-beam radiation, gases, or electrochemical potential have large potential. Some of the main drivers of the research activity in this field are the reduction of energy consumption by smart controlling of light and heat transfer through windows, the demand of opto-electronic and medical industry for emitting and sensing devices, as well environmental technology to increase functionality of chromogenic devices. Current experimental and theoretical studies aim to increase the impact that chromogenic materials and devices can play in technological advances. In recent years, new organic, inorganic, and hybrid chromogenic materials have been developed in the form of bulk, nano, and composite materials. In applications, devices may be controlled directly by the user, or via automated systems. Challenges abound related to extending the processability and durability of chromogenic materials and devices. This symposium will cover the complete range of the chromogenic materials and devices from fundamental aspects, materials development, characterizations, and toward applications. Specific attention will be given to new materials and devices, new applications of chromogenic materials, theoretical and experimental methods on materials synthesis and characterization, device design including interface issues, extending durability, stability, and life-cycle analysis.

Topics will include:

  • Organic, inorganic and hybrid chromogenic materials
  • Chromogenic nanomaterial-organic/inorganic composites
  • Chromogenic (electrochromic, thermochromic, photochromic, gasochromic, magnetochromic, piezochromic) devices
  • Building-integrated chromogenic devices
  • Degradation of chromogenic materials and devices
  • Window-integrated solar powered chromogenic devices
  • Methods of synthesis and characterization of chromogenic materials
  • Fabrication and characterization of chromogenic devices
  • Theory and modeling

Invited Speakers:

  • Chiara Bertarelli (Center for Nano Science and Technology, Italy)
  • Timothy Bunning (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Harlan Byker (Pleotint, USA)
  • Mohamed Chaker (INRS-EMT Varennes, Qc, Canada)
  • Bernard Dam (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Elvira Fortunato (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Manuel Gaudon (Instit de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, France)
  • Pier Luigi Gentili (University of Perugia, Italy)
  • Claes Granqvist (Solid State Physics, Sweden)
  • Ping Jin (Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China)
  • Eunkyoung Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Norihisa Kobayashi (Chiba University, Japan)
  • Carl Lampert (Star Science, USA)
  • Alexander Mavromaras (Materials Design, SARL, France)
  • Delia Milliron (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Martin Pemble (MicroNaoelectronics Tyndall University, Ireland)
  • Niels Schreuder (AGC Glass Europe, Belgium)
  • Robert Shepherd (Cornell University, USA)
  • Ben Zhong Tang (Hong Kong University of Science, Hong Kong)
  • Mark Thomson (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Horward Turner (Kinestral, USA)
  • Yasusei Yamada (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Marcos Zayat (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Spain)

Symposium Organizers

Aline Rougier
Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux

Smagul Karazhanov
Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)

John R. Reynolds
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Materials Science and Engineering Director, Georgia Tech Polymer Network Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics

Kazuki Yoshimura
Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

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