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Title: Solid-state gadolinium{endash}magnesium hydride optical switch

Abstract

The optical switching properties of gadolinium{endash}magnesium hydride have been demonstrated in a solid-state electrochromic device. With positive polarization of the hydride electrode, the visible reflectance approaches 35{percent} with virtually zero transmission, while with negative polarization, the visible transmission exceeds 25{percent} at 650 nm. The switching is reversible, with intermediate optical properties between the transparent and reflecting states. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
  3. Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc., 2789 Northpoint Parkway, Santa Rosa, California 95407 (United States)
  4. Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
686430
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; GADOLINIUM COMPOUNDS; MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS; OPACITY; MIRRORS; VISIBLE SPECTRA; GADOLINIUM ALLOYS; MAGNESIUM ALLOYS; HYDRIDES; ELECTROCHROMISM; POLARIZATION; SWITCHES; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; REFLECTION

Citation Formats

Armitage, R., Rubin, M., Richardson, T., OBrien, N., and Chen, Y. Solid-state gadolinium{endash}magnesium hydride optical switch. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1063/1.124853.
Armitage, R., Rubin, M., Richardson, T., OBrien, N., & Chen, Y. Solid-state gadolinium{endash}magnesium hydride optical switch. United States. doi:10.1063/1.124853.
Armitage, R., Rubin, M., Richardson, T., OBrien, N., and Chen, Y. Wed . "Solid-state gadolinium{endash}magnesium hydride optical switch". United States. doi:10.1063/1.124853.
@article{osti_686430,
title = {Solid-state gadolinium{endash}magnesium hydride optical switch},
author = {Armitage, R. and Rubin, M. and Richardson, T. and OBrien, N. and Chen, Y.},
abstractNote = {The optical switching properties of gadolinium{endash}magnesium hydride have been demonstrated in a solid-state electrochromic device. With positive polarization of the hydride electrode, the visible reflectance approaches 35{percent} with virtually zero transmission, while with negative polarization, the visible transmission exceeds 25{percent} at 650 nm. The switching is reversible, with intermediate optical properties between the transparent and reflecting states. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}},
doi = {10.1063/1.124853},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 13,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}