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Spectroscopic optimization of all-solid-state electrochromic devices using PANI
Author(s): Anne Hugot-Le Goff; Marie-Claude Bernard; Vu Thi Bich; Nguyen Thanh Binh; Wen Zeng
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Paper Abstract

The interesting optical properties of polyaniline (PANI) allowed its utilization in all solid-state electrochromic devices. Using a sulfonic acid polymer as solid electrolyte gave to PANI an unusual optical behavior leading to electrochromic properties very superior to the properties that it has in any liquid inorganic electrolyte. The improved conductivity of PANI doped with AMP-sulfonate is displayed by the presence of a free-carriers tail even at pH as high as 4.5. The free-carriers tail is studied using UV/vis/near IR spectroscopy, and the kinetics of coloration/bleaching are studied using Optical Multichannel Analysis in the 1.5 - 3 eV range. The modifications of the PANI optical features by solid-state doping are examined. The possibility to still improve the performances of these devices--in particular their rate of color change--by using `secondarily doped' PANI is investigated, which requires a preliminary spectrochemical analysis of PANI films doped with camphorsulfonic acid and treated in m-cresol during their electrochemical polarization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3145, Optical Probes of Conjugated Polymers, (1 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279278
Show Author Affiliations
Anne Hugot-Le Goff, CNRS/Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Marie-Claude Bernard, CNRS/Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Vu Thi Bich, Institute of Material Sciences/NCST (Vietnam)
Nguyen Thanh Binh, Institute of Material Sciences/NCST (Vietnam)
Wen Zeng, CNRS/Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3145:
Optical Probes of Conjugated Polymers
Z. Valy Vardeny; Lewis J. Rothberg, Editor(s)

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