Luminescent Electrochromic Device Based on a Biohybrid Electrolyte Doped with a Mixture of Potassium Triflate and a Europium β-diketonate Complex

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An amorphous poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL(530))/siloxane hybrid doped with potassium triflate (KCF3SO3) and Eu(btfac)(3)phen (where btfac(-) is 4,4,4-trifluoro-1-phenyl-2,4-butanedionate and phen is 1,10-phenantroline) was synthesized by the sol-gel method. This hybrid exhibits a maximum and constant absolute emission quantum yield value of 0.26 +/- 0.03 under excitation within 330-360 nm. The performance of a prototype ECD based on a glass/ITO/WO3/electrolyte/NiO/ITO/glass incorporating this material is very encouraging. The device exhibited switching time around 50 s, an optical density change of 0.06, and a coloration efficiency of 23 cm(2)C(-1) in the 2nd cycle. This work demonstrates that the combined use of an ionic salt and a lanthanide complex as active species of an ECD's electrolyte offers attractive new prospects for the fabrication of light emitting electrochromic windows.


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Silicon Compatible Materials, Processes, and Technologies for Advanced Integrated Circuits and Emerging Applications 4 has been held as a part of the 225th Meeting of the Electrochemical-Society
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