Nanomaterials for benign indoor environments: Electrochromics for "smart windows", sensors for air quality, and photo-catalysts for air cleaning

C. G. Granqvist, A. Azens, P. Heszler, L. B. Kish, L. Österlund

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Nanomaterials can be used in a number of technologies in order to accomplish benign indoor environments. This paper takes a unified view on this problem from a solar-energy-based perspective and specifically considers electrochromics for achieving good day-lighting jointly with energy efficiency, sensors aimed at air quality assessment, and photocatalysis for air cleaning. Recent results, mainly from the authors' laboratories, are reported for all of these areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-365
Number of pages11
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2007



  • Electrochromics
  • Gas sensors
  • Nanomaterials
  • Photocatalysis
  • Thin films
  • Transition metal oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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