TITLE

Enhanced photochromism in nanostructured molybdenum trioxide films

AUTHOR(S)
Beydaghyan, Gisia; Doiron, Serge; Haché, Alain; Ashrit, P. V.
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;8/3/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 5, p051917
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We present evidence of enhancement of photochromism in nanostructured thin films of molybdenum oxide fabricated by glancing angle deposition. The strong correlation of coloration response with the internal surface area of the films provides evidence of the importance of nanostructuring on the photochromic effect and the vital role played by the availability of water in the photochromic mechanism.
ACCESSION #
43594020

 

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