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Electrical characterization of new electrochromic devices
conference contributionposted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by R Vergaz, D Barrios, J Sánchez-Pena, Cristina Pozo-GonzaloCristina Pozo-Gonzalo, J Pomposo
Electrochromic devices change their color and optical properties with applied voltage. A new symmetrical electrochromic configuration was constructed in previous works, where PEDOT acted as electrochromic layer or as counter electrode layer, depending on the polarity of the applied voltage. Devices of around 500mm2 and switching voltages from 0,5V to 2V are used in this work. Measured electrochemical impedance is fitted to an equivalent circuit based on a Randles cell, with Warburg impedance simulating ionic diffusion at low frequencies. Voltage dependence is analyzed for the first time in this kind of devices. Results show homogeneity problems in the contact layers, not seen in normal operation, and the voltage dependence on some construction parameters. This will be used to improve the devices construction, but improvements in the equivalent circuit should also be made. The proposed equivalent circuit is not valid after the redox reaction, from 1.5 to 2V.