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Electrochemical aspects of display technology based on nanostructured titanium dioxide with attached viologen chromophores
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2008 (English)In: Electrochimica Acta, ISSN 0013-4686, E-ISSN 0019-4686, ISSN 0013-4686, Vol. 53, no 11, 4065-4071 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Progress in recent years in the field of electrochromic displays based on viologen modified high-surface area TiO2 electrodes (Vio(2+)/TiO2) has moved the technology towards commercialisation. Viologen molecules (Vio(2+)), derivatised with phosphonic acid attachment groups can be chemisorbed on nanostructured TiO2 layers of thickness 2-10 mu m. Characterisation by cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry and impedance spectroscopy demonstrates that colourless Vio(2+)/TiO2 is reversibly reduced to the strongly coloured cation radical species Vio(+center dot)/TiO2. This system can constitute the working electrode of an electrochromic display with a capacitive doped SnO2 electrode as counter electrode, the latter coated by an electrochemically inert white fight-reflecting layer. Such a device is stable upon repeated colouration-bleaching cycles with a bleached-to-coloured state contrast ratio exceeding 5. Multicolour displays can be achieved by patterning different electrochromophores onto different areas of one working electrode. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD , 2008. Vol. 53, no 11, 4065-4071 p.
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electrochromic display; nanostructured electrode; viologen; titanium dioxide; Nanochromics (TM)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152027DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2007.10.011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152027DiVA: diva2:412154
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