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Keywords:

  • electrochromic;
  • liquid phase deposition;
  • nickel oxide;
  • UV photo-irradiation

Abstract

The growth of nickel oxide film grown on indium–tin oxide/glass substrate by liquid phase deposition is enhanced under ultraviolet photo-irradiation was studied. α-Ni(OH)2 dominates the composition of as-grown NiO film. After thermal treatment at 300 °C, α-Ni(OH)2 is transformed into NiO. For thermally treated NiO under ultraviolet photo-irradiation, the recrystallization and the colored and bleached transmittance after 50 times electrochromic test were improved. Both improvements come from fluorine passivation.