Liquid Phase Deposition of Electrochromic Thin Films

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Date Published

08/2000

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-46612

Abstract

Thin films of titanium, zirconium and nickel oxides were deposited on conductive SnO2:F glass substrates by immersion in aqueous solutions. The films are transparent, conformal, of uniform thickness and appearance, and adhere strongly to the substrates. On electrochemical cycling, TiO2, mixed TiO2-ZrO2, and NiOx films exhibited stable electrochromism with high coloration efficiencies. These nickel oxide films were particularly stable compared with films prepared by other non-vacuum techniques. The method is simple, inexpensive, energy efficient, and readily scalable to larger substrates.

Conference Name

Electrochimica Acta

Year of Publication

2000

Conference Location

Uppsala, Sweden

Call Number

LBNL-46612