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Optical And Electrical Properties Of Amorphous LixWO3 Films
Author(s): Junichi Nagai
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Paper Abstract

Amorphous thin films of Li.W03 are investigated to de,termine optical and electrical properties together with their photoelectrochemical behaviors. Optical spectra of the colorations in amorphous LixW03 films were consistent with EMT (Effective Medium Theory) on the assumption that spheres of Drude-like metallic tungsten bronzes (LiW03) and tungsten oxides(WO3) are randomly mixed. EMT also predicts the percolation threshold at x>xc where insulator-metal transition of dc-conductivity occurs at x>xc. These features give new insight on the nature of optical and electrical properties of amorphous tungsten bronzes. DC-conductivity of LixW03 was strongly dependent on the deposition conditions of the W03 films. Dense W03 film deposited under higher vacuum showed higher dc-conductivity and was less sensitive to UV light. Photoelectrochemical coloring of dense WO3 was lower than porous( and highly disordered) W03. This phenomena could be primarily ascribed to the high electron mobility so that it can be easy to recombine the photogenarated electrons and holes. Consequently it was proved that the electronic states in disordered amorphous WO3 structure played important roles on photoelectrochemistry of W03/electrolyte interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1016, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion VII, (6 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949910
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Junichi Nagai, Asahi Glass Co.,Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1016:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion VII
Claes-Goeran Granqvist; Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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