Advanced Materials

Rapid switching solid state electrochromic devices based on complementary conducting polymer films

Authors

  • Shawn A. Sapp,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (USA)
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  • Gregory A. Sotzing,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (USA)
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  • Jerry L. Reddinger,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (USA)
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  • Prof. John R. Reynolds

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry, Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (USA)
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  • Financial support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (F49620-96-1-007), and the National Science Foundation REU program is gratefully acknowledged. Special thanks to Gentex Corporation for the donation of conductive oxide coated glass and to 3M for the donation of Li[N(SO2CF3)2].

Abstract

New electrochromic materials (ECMs) must exhibit rapid response times, long-term stability, and a large difference in percentage transmittance between the bleached and colored states. The design, fabrication, and characterization of fast, solid-state, dual conducting polymer EC devices that utilize PEDOT (see Figure) as the cathodically coloring material are described, following background information on ECMs.

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