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Electrochromic dc sputtered W1-x-y Moy Tix O3 thin films:: Optical properties and durability.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8279-5163
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The key component in an electrochromic (EC) device is its primary EC thin film. The outstanding intrinsic ECproperties of tungsten oxide (WO3) make this material the best option available for the cathodic layer in an ECdevice. Nevertheless much research remains in order to optimize WO3 with regard to optical properties, durability,etc. It is well known that addition of titanium (Ti) into the matrix of WO3 increases significantly the resistance of the film to electrochemical cycling both under norma loperation and during accelerated aging in extended voltage ranges [1]. On the other hand, using molybdenum (Mo) as an additive in small concentrations helps to improve the color rendering by shifting th eposition of the maximum of the coloration band to higher energies [2]. The present work reports our recent investigations on thin films of mixed oxides with a focus on ways to optimize tungsten oxide thin films regarding both their durability and color by the addition of Ti and Mo. The films were deposited by reactive DC cosputtering from Mo and W-Ti alloy targets. Cyclic voltammetry, in a three-electrode system consisting of the film and lithium foils, was performed in a solution 1 MLiClO4 in propylene carbonate (Li–PC) as electrolyte. Insitu and ex-situ optical characterization was done for the EC films, and the transmittance switching and coloration efficiency were determined. Durability was studied by analyzing how the charge density evolved and how rapidly the transmittance modulation deteriorated during cycling for the different concentrations of Mo and Ti .

References

[1] M.A. Arvizu, C.A. Triana, B.I. Stefanov, C.G.Granqvist , G.A. Niklasson, “Electrochromism in SputterdepositedW-Ti Oxide Films: Durability Enhancement dueto Ti”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 125 (2014)184-189 (and references therein).

[2] M.A. Arvizu, C.G. Granqvist and G.A. Niklasson,“Electrochromism in sputter deposited W1–yMoyO3 thinfilms”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 682 (2016)012005 (and references therein).

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Delft: TU Delft , 2016. 28- p.
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Materials Engineering
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-305380OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-305380DiVA: diva2:1037589
Conference
12th International Meeting on Electrochromism, IME-12, Delft, The Netherlands, Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2016
Funder
EU, European Research Council
Available from: 2016-10-17 Created: 2016-10-17 Last updated: 2016-10-17

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