The application of solid polymer electrolytes as dual-function electrolyte/adhesive components in electrochromic devices and the preliminary characterization of the resulting prototype displays is described in this paper. An asymmetric device configuration, represented schematically as glass/ZnO:Ga2O3/WO3/polymer electrolyte/ZnO:Ga2O3/glass, was chosen. Electrolytes with compositions of n between 3 and 10, where n represents the molar ratio of poly(trimethylene carbonate), p(TMC), ((C = O) OCH2CH2CH2O), units per guest lithium ion, were prepared by solvent casting. The electrochromic switching performance was characterized as a function of salt type and salt concentration. The average transmittance in the visible region of the spectrum was above 63% for all the bleached samples characterized. After coloration the structures assembled with both p(TMC)(n)LiClO4 and p(TMC)(n)LiBF4 presented an average transmittance in the visible wavelength region above 39%.
|Title of host publication||THIN SOLID FILMS|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
|Event||Symposium on Advances in Transparents Electronics held at the European-Materials-Research-Society Meeting - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||Symposium on Advances in Transparents Electronics held at the European-Materials-Research-Society Meeting|
|Period||1/01/06 → …|