Project: Research

Project Details


The HGCM project, which is supported by the Walloon Region in the frame of the WINNOMAT2 programme, aims to develop a new type of coatings for smart glass windows. These coatings are made of novel hygrochromic materials and are used to change, either passively or actively, the transmission of light through the glass windows on which they are deposited. The project is coordinated by the Laboratoire de Physique du Solide (FUNDP) and carried on in collaboration with the Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie des Matériaux Divisés (UCL) and the Centre de Recherche en Modélisation Moléculaire (UMH).
Effective start/end date19/10/0831/05/12


  • Hygrochromic materials

Research Output

Theoretical condition for transparency in mesoporous layered optical media: Application to switching of hygrochromic coatings

Deparis, O., Ghazzal, M. N., Simonis, P., Mouchet, S., Kebaili, H., De Coninck, J., Gaigneaux, E. M. & Vigneron, J. P., 13 Jan 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 104, 2, p. 3704 4 p., 023704.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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    Functional multilayer system

    Vigneron, J-P., Deparis, O., Simonis, P., Gaigneaux, E., Ghazzal, M. N., De Coninck, J. & Kebaili, H., 7 Nov 2013

    Research output: Patent

  • Tailored refractive index of inorganic mesoporous mixed-oxide Bragg stacks with bio-inspired hygrochromic optical properties

    Ghazzal, M. N., Deparis, O., De Coninck, J. & Gaigneaux, E., 21 Oct 2013, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 1, 39, p. 6202-6209 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle