Element doping: a marvelous strategy for pioneering the smart applications of VO2

Yibei Xue, Shu Yin

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Smart materials are leading the future of materials by virtue of their autonomous response behavior to external stimuli; it is widely believed their development and application will bring a new revolution. Among them, vanadium dioxide (VO2) is a special one showing a unique multi-stimulus responsive metal-insulator transition (MIT) accompanied by a structural phase transition (SPT) with striking changes of physical properties including optical, electrical and thermal properties, etc., making it ideal for smart windows, micro-bolometers, actuators, etc. Since the attractive performances of VO2 are rooted in MIT behavior (coupled with SPT), element doping becomes a powerful tool in tailoring VO2 performance. Oriented on the practical requirements, element-doped VO2 is more promising and competitive in terms of performance, prospect, and cost. Here we focus specifically on element-doped VO2, the recent progress and potential challenges of which are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11054-11097
Number of pages44
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jul 8


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