Electrochromic and photoelectrochromic properties of sol–gel derived tungsten trioxide/titania composite thin films

Electrochromic and photoelectrochromic properties of sol–gel derived tungsten trioxide/titania... Tungsten trixoide/titania (WO3-titania) composite thin films with W/Ti molar ratios of 100/0, 98/2, 96/4, 94/6 92/8 and 90/10 were prepared on fluorine-doped tin oxide conducting glass, and their electrochromic (EC) and photoelectrochromic (PEC) performances were investigated in this study. The composite thin films were synthesized by sol–gel process using peroxotungstic acid and titanium (IV) n-butoxide as the precursors. The surface morphology and composition of the composite thin films were characterized using scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectrometer. Electrochemical experiments with in situ spectroscopic measurement were employed to study the EC properties of the composite thin films. It was found that the presence of titania in the WO3 matrix might slightly decreases its EC performance. PEC cells using the composite thin films as the working electrode and a sputtered semitransparent platinum thin film on ITO as the counter electrode were fabricated and their PEC performances were investigated. The device using composite thin film prepared from sol solution with a W/Ti molar ratio of 96/4 exhibited the best PEC performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Electrochromic and photoelectrochromic properties of sol–gel derived tungsten trioxide/titania composite thin films

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11164-016-2429-7
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Abstract

Tungsten trixoide/titania (WO3-titania) composite thin films with W/Ti molar ratios of 100/0, 98/2, 96/4, 94/6 92/8 and 90/10 were prepared on fluorine-doped tin oxide conducting glass, and their electrochromic (EC) and photoelectrochromic (PEC) performances were investigated in this study. The composite thin films were synthesized by sol–gel process using peroxotungstic acid and titanium (IV) n-butoxide as the precursors. The surface morphology and composition of the composite thin films were characterized using scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectrometer. Electrochemical experiments with in situ spectroscopic measurement were employed to study the EC properties of the composite thin films. It was found that the presence of titania in the WO3 matrix might slightly decreases its EC performance. PEC cells using the composite thin films as the working electrode and a sputtered semitransparent platinum thin film on ITO as the counter electrode were fabricated and their PEC performances were investigated. The device using composite thin film prepared from sol solution with a W/Ti molar ratio of 96/4 exhibited the best PEC performance.

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Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 21, 2016

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