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Fabrication of MoS2/WO3 Nanocomposite Film for Enhanced Electrochromic Performance


A Novel MoS2/WO3 nanocomposite (MSW) based electrochromic device (ECD) has been fabricated by a facile cost effective sol–gel spin-coating approach. MoS2 is hybridized with WO3 nanoparticles via an in-situ hydrothermal method. The fabrication of the ECD film at low temperature solution-process is in high demand for flexible applications. The fabricated MSW films exhibited enhanced transmittance variation (ΔT~75-60%), good coloration efficiency (51.2-39.4 cm2 C-1) and fast switching times compared to pure WO3 films at 700 nm with an applied potential of 0 V to -1.5 V. It is expected that good electrical conductivity, high specific surface area and unique graphene-like sheet structure of the layer MoS2 will allow facile and effective insertion of Li+ ions at the interface between the film and the electrolyte, hence, promoting a higher electron transfer rate, which is crucial for increasing the electrochromic properties of WO3 films. It is expected that MSW composite film could be a promising material for the practical EC applications. In addition, the application of MoS2 may create a new pathway for inorganic hybrid materials as possibly suitable graphene alternatives in EC devices and potential candidates for a flexible transparent conductive electrode (TCE) as well.

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The article was received on 14 Aug 2017, accepted on 09 Nov 2017 and first published on 10 Nov 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03011H
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Fabrication of MoS2/WO3 Nanocomposite Film for Enhanced Electrochromic Performance

    Md. Rakibuddin and H. Kim, New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03011H

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