Optically passive cerium containing counter-electrodes for electrochromic devices

F. Varsano, F. Decker, E. Masetti

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Electrochemical and optical behavior of sputter deposited CeO2, Ce-Zr mixed oxide and Ce-V mixed oxide thin films are reported. The films were deposited starting from a target prepared by mixing and weakly pressing the oxide powders in the desired molar ratio. Li intercalation was accomplished from a liquid electrolyte. CeO2and Ce-Zr mixed oxide thin films are transparent in the visible range and behave as passive material upon oxidation/ reduction. During the cyclic voltammetries performed on the thin films a charge of few mC was reversibly cycled. The diffusion coefficient was evaluated from galvanostatic intermittent titration technique (GITT) experiments. Ce-V mixed oxide thin films showed a mixed anodic/cathodic behavior passing through a transparent state. The charge reversibly inserted during cyclic voltammetry at 10 mV/s was as high as 22 mC/cm2for a 107 nm thick film and ranks Ce-V mixed oxide among the most promising materials for electrochromic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80 - 85
Number of pages6
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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