Electrochromic Devices: On-Substrate Preparation of an Electroactive Conjugated Polyazomethine from Solution-Processable Monomers and its Application in Electrochromic Devices (Adv. Funct. Mater. 28/2013)

Authors

  • Lambert Sicard,

    1. Laboratoire de caractérisation photophysique des matériaux conjugués, Département de chimie, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Centre-ville, Montreal, QC
    Current affiliation:
    1. Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères - UMR 7610, Université Pierre et Marie CURIE (Paris 6), Site St Raphaël, 3 rue Galilée, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine, France
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  • Daminda Navarathne,

    1. Laboratoire de caractérisation photophysique des matériaux conjugués, Département de chimie, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Centre-ville, Montreal, QC
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  • Thomas Skalski,

    1. Laboratoire de caractérisation photophysique des matériaux conjugués, Département de chimie, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Centre-ville, Montreal, QC
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  • W. G. Skene

    Corresponding author
    1. Laboratoire de caractérisation photophysique des matériaux conjugués, Département de chimie, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Centre-ville, Montreal, QC
    • Laboratoire de caractérisation photophysique des matériaux conjugués, Département de chimie, Université de Montréal, CP 6128, Centre-ville, Montreal, QC.
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Abstract

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Thermal polymerization of a conjugated polymer is performed directly on the device electrode using solution-processable monomers. On page 3549, W. G. Skene and co-workers report that the resulting immobilized polymer is electroactive and it is reversibly switched electrotrochemically between its colored states. The polymer is successfully used as the electrochromic layer in a working device with repeated color switching.

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