Novel one-pot solvothermal synthesis and phase-transition mechanism of hexagonal CsxWO3 nanocrystals with superior near-infrared shielding property for energy-efficient windows

Boxu Shen, Siyuan Ding, Yuanhao Wang, Lin Lu, Hongxing Yang

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The controllable one-pot synthesis of hexagonal CsxWO3 nanocrystals without post heat-treatment remains a great challenge in the field of nanocrystal materials. In this study, a facile one-pot method for controllable synthesis of CsxWO3 nanocrystals was proposed using stable and relatively cheap ammonium metatungstate and cesium carbonate as starting materials. The reducibility of tartaric acid, tartaric acid with chloroplatinic acid was studied, and the possible synthetic mechanisms of CsxWO3 nanocrystals with different crystalline phases were discussed in detail. The results indicate that tartaric acid chloroplatinic acid can promote the formation of the maximum W5+ ions in the hexagonal CsxWO3 nanocrystals. When the solid content in the dispersion reached 6 wt%, ordinary glass with the coating demonstrated the average visible light transmittance of 71.76% and the average near-infrared shielding ratio of 85.64%. This work is of great significance for synthesizing low-cost hexagonal CsxWO3 nanocrystals without post heat-treatment and promoting the development of energy-efficient windows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-408
Number of pages8
JournalSolar Energy
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • Ammonium metatungstate hydrate
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • Growth mechanism
  • Hexagonal CsWO nanocrystals
  • Near-infrared shielding property
  • Novel one-pot synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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