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A simple, low waste and versatile procedure to make polymer electrochromic devices

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Abstract

Herein we present a simple and elegant method for the creation of solid-state conjugated polymer devices. Their electrochromic properties were fully explored in this study, but one could envision the extension of this method to displays, solar cells, OLEDs, transistors, or many other applications. We prepared conductive polymer composites or blends within a polymer electrolyte using electrochemical polymerization of these monomers inside an assembled solid-state device. This method will work for any monomer that can be dissolved in the gel electrolyte. This technique offers simplicity in device construction, is easily adapted to patterned systems and comprises a low-waste assembly process. Our novel approach of assembling polymer electrochromic devices avoids the tedious cleaning process of the substrates, produces almost no waste, and by inkjetting insulating materials to mask the substrates, letters and high-resolution images could be achieved inside the converted polymer devices. Electrochromic devices utilizing PEDOT assembled by our method showed compatible switching speed and durability with a slightly higher contrast ratio.

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The article was received on 16 Mar 2011, accepted on 08 Apr 2011 and first published on 07 Jul 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11141H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 11873-11878
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    A simple, low waste and versatile procedure to make polymer electrochromic devices

    Y. Ding, M. A. Invernale, D. M. D. Mamangun, A. Kumar and G. A. Sotzing, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 11873
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11141H

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