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Electrochromic performance of sol-gel-deposited CeO2 films
Author(s): Nilgun Ozer; John P. Cronin; Sevim Akyuz
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Paper Abstract

Ceria (CeO2) films were prepared by a sol-gel technique onto fluorine doped tin oxide coated glass substrates. The coating solution was derived from cerium ammonium nitrate dissolved in ethanol with diethanolamine used as a complexing agent. Lithium intercalating properties of the films were investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and UV-visible spectroscopy. The electrochemical examinations were performed in a 0.5 M LiClO4 propylene carbonate electrolyte. The additional film characterizations were performed in X-ray diffractometry (XRD), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. XRD of the films showed that they had an cerianite structure for heat treatment temperatures at or above 450 degree(s)C. The SEM examinations showed that the surface texture was uniform and homogeneous. CV examinations showed a reversible electrochemical insertion or extraction of Li+/e- ions maintaining a high optical transmissivity. Spectroelectrochemistry showed that these films can be used as optically passive counter-electrode in transmissive electrochromic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3788, Switchable Materials and Flat Panel Displays, (8 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.365776
Show Author Affiliations
Nilgun Ozer, Istanbul Univ. (United States)
John P. Cronin, Schott Donnelly LLC (United States)
Sevim Akyuz, Istanbul Univ. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3788:
Switchable Materials and Flat Panel Displays
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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