Simple route to (NH 4) xWO 3 nanorods for near infrared absorption

Chongshen Guo, Shu Yin, Qiang Dong, Tsugio Sato

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Described here is how to synthesize one-dimensional ammonium tungsten bronze ((NH 4) xWO 3) by a facile solvothermal approach in which ethylene glycol and acetic acid were employed as solvents and ammonium paratungstate was used as a starting material, as well as how to develop the near infrared absorption properties of (NH 4) xWO 3 nanorods for application as a solar light control filter. The as-obtained product was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), thermogravimetry (TG), atomic force microscope (AFM) and UV-Vis-NIR spectra. The SEM and TEM images clearly revealed that the obtained sample possessed rod/fiber-like morphologies with diameters around 120 nm. As determined by UV-Vis-NIR optical measurement, the thin film consisted of (NH 4) xWO 3 nanoparticles, which can selectively transmit most visible lights, but strongly absorb the near-infrared (NIR) lights and ultraviolet rays. These interesting optical properties make the (NH 4) xWO 3 nanorods suitable for the solar control windows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3394-3398
Number of pages5
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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