Electrosynthesis and characterization of an electrochromic material containing biscarbazole-oxadiazole units and its application in an electrochromic device

2015-11-30
UDUM, YASEMİN
HIZLIATEŞ, CEVHER GÜNDOĞDU
Ergun, Yavuz
Toppare, Levent Kamil
Electroactive poly(2,5-Bis(9-methyl-9 H-carbazol-3-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole) (PolyBCO) film was synthesized to form a highly stable conducting polymer with excellent electrochromic properties. The polymer was characterized by cyclic voltammetry, UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy and colorimetry. Spectroelectrochemistry analysis demonstrated that the polymer can undergo both p-type and n-type doping processes. The polymer has four accessible color states. Further kinetic studies demonstrated that the polymer revealed high contrast ratio (75%), fast response time (0.9 s), excellent stability and color persistence. A dual-polymer electrochromic device was constructed in sandwich configuration where PolyBCO was used as the anodically coloring material. The device switches between a transmissive light gray state and a blue-colored state with a fast response time and high stability.

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Y. UDUM, C. G. HIZLIATEŞ, Y. Ergun, and L. K. Toppare, “Electrosynthesis and characterization of an electrochromic material containing biscarbazole-oxadiazole units and its application in an electrochromic device,” THIN SOLID FILMS, vol. 595, pp. 61–67, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/35572.