Proton diffusion in polyethylene oxide: Relevance to electrochromic device design
2008 (English)In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, ISSN 0927-0248, E-ISSN 1879-3398, Vol. 92, no 10, 1293-1297 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Polyethylene oxide is a frequently used component in polymer electrolytes developed for applications in electrochromic devices. The transmittance variation may occur as a result of either proton or lithium ion intercalation into the electrochromic films. Impedance spectroscopy data in the low-frequency space-charge relaxation regime can be used to obtain estimates of ion concentrations and ion diffusion coefficients in ion-conducting materials. We apply this method to literature data for pure polyethylene oxide where the residual conductivity is believed to be due to protons. The obtained diffusion coefficient is found to be in the order of, or higher than, reported lithium ion diffusion coefficients in low molecular weight polyethylene oxide. Hence it is likely that proton intercalation will be of importance for electrochromic devices, provided there is a significant amount of protons present.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 92, no 10, 1293-1297 p.
polymer electrolyte, poly(ethyleneoxide), electrochromic device, diffusion
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-109135DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2008.04.024ISI: 000258431300020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-109135DiVA: diva2:248945