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Electrochromic materials

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posted on 11.01.2013, 09:11 by Roger J. Mortimer
Electrochromic materials have the property of a change, evocation, or bleaching of color as effected either by an electron-transfer (redox) process or by a sufficient electrochemical potential. The main classes of electrochromic materials are surveyed here, with descriptions of representative examples from the metal oxides, viologens (in solution and as adsorbed or polymeric films), conjugated conducting polymers, metal coordination complexes (as polymeric, evaporated, or sublimed films), and metal hexacyanometallates. Examples of the applications of such electrochromic materials are included. Other materials aspects important for the construction of electrochromic devices include optically transparent electrodes, electrolyte layers, and device encapsulation. Commercial successes, current trends, and future challenges in electrochromic materials research and development are summarized.

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Chemistry

Citation

MORTIMER, R.J., 2011. Electrochromic materials. Annual Review of Materials Research, 41, pp. 241 - 268.

Publisher

© Annual Reviews

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2011

Notes

Closed access. This article was published in the journal, Annual Review of Materials Research [© Annual Reviews] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-matsci-062910-100344

ISSN

1531-7331

eISSN

1545-4118

Language

en