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Tungsten oxide and molybdenum doped tungsten oxide electrochromic films have been electrochemically prepared from a metal peroxide bath and experimentally tested. They were characterized by electrical and optical methods, using cyclic voltammograms and calculating the charge capacity as a function of the number of deposition cycles.
The color of the electrochromic WO3 film is strongly altered by doping it with molybdenum. Electrochromic W–Mo oxide films were fabricated by adding different percentages of molybdenum to tungsten oxide, ranging from 0.5% to 7% weight of deposition solution. Normal optical transmittance was also measured and evidence is given of different behavior if the switching for oxidation and reduction cycle, so that coloration occurs in a shorter time than the bleaching. The time constant of the process tends to increase as a function of the molybdenum oxide doping concentration.