Polypyridyl Metallo-Organic Assemblies for Electrochromic Applications

Michal Lahav, Milko van der Boom

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Abstract

Electrochromic films undergo optical changes in response to a redox stimulus. This intriguing phenomenon can be used for a wide range of applications, including smart windows, sensors, color displays, and memory elements. Despite the rapid progress of late, designing suitable electrochromic materials that offer low-cost production, appealing colors, and pronounced optical contrast with high efficiency, as well as long-term stability remains an engineering challenge. Solid-state metal oxides, liquid crystals, and organic polymers have been for many years the leading candidates, successfully making their way into commercial products. An alternative class of materials relies on metal complexes that can be processed from solution, offer a variety of colors, and have metal-centered stable and reversible redox chemistry. These metallo-organic materials possess a full range of electrochromic properties, including ultrahigh coloration efficiencies, and cyclic stability. Here, some of the recent scientific developments in this field are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced Materials
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Color
Metals
Optical films
Organic polymers
Liquid crystal polymers
Coordination Complexes
Metal complexes
Oxides
Display devices
Data storage equipment
Sensors
Costs
Oxidation-Reduction

Keywords

  • Flexible electronics
  • Organic electronics
  • Polypyridyl complexes
  • Smart windows
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Polypyridyl Metallo-Organic Assemblies for Electrochromic Applications. / Lahav, Michal; van der Boom, Milko.

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