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Researchers from the University of Sydney have developed a low-cost, sustainable, and readily available technology that can dim the screens of electronic devices, antireflection automobile mirrors, and smart architectural windows at a fraction of the cost of current technology. Created via a plasma sputtering process, the team’s technology is more accessible than indium, the rare-earth element currently used to provide smart devices with dimming capabilities. Like indium, the team’s plasma-generated structures are optically transparent, electrically conductive, and electrochromic.
The dielectric/material/dielectric (DMD) structures are composed of tungsten oxide (WO3) and silver (Ag). The structures have three layers:…READ MORE