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Study of ionically conducting nanocomposites for reflective electrochromic devices

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Sentanin, F. [1] ; Sabadini, R. C. [1] ; Barros, S. C. [2] ; Caliman, W. R. [1] ; Cavalheiro, C. C. S. [1] ; Kanicki, J. [3] ; Donoso, J. P. [4] ; Magon, C. J. [4] ; Silva, I. D. A. [4] ; Silva, M. M. [2] ; Pawlicka, Agnieszka [1]
Total Authors: 11
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, IQSC, Av Trabalhador Saocarlense 400, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Minho, Dept Ctr Quim, Campus Gualtar, P-4710057 Braga - Portugal
[3] Univ Michigan, EECS, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 - USA
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, IFSC, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Electrochimica Acta; v. 301, p. 174-182, APR 1 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

New, nanocomposite, and ionically conducting membranes have been developed by using plasticized and crosslinked gelatin and clay (montmorillonite SCa-3) with concentration of 1-20 wt%. The samples were studied by FTIR, X-ray diffraction, UV-Vis (transmittance and reflectance), CW-EPR, HYSCORE, and ionic conductivity properties. The obtained results have revealed that the incorporation of clay has promoted changes in the physical properties of the samples. The transparency of theses membranes decreased, while the reflectance augmented with the rise of the clay content. The best ionic conductivity result of 3.49 x 10(-4) S/cm(2) at 25 degrees C was obtained for the sample with 15 wt% of clay. CW-EPR spectra of Gel-SCa-3-Na samples doped with Cu2+ ions showed that SCa-3-Na had no significant impact on the Cu2+ local coordination surroundings and HYSCORE spectra showed one and two proton signals depending on the sample. Finally, the samples were inserted in the electrochromic devices (ECDs) composed of glass/ITO/Prussianblue/gelatin-SCa-3/CeO2-TiO2/ITO/glass. The best results were registered with the ECD containing 15 wt% of clay, which changed its reflectance from 15 to 8% at 450 nm. Moreover, this ECD demonstrated to be completely reversible. The obtained results confirmed the impact of the clay on the ionic conductivity, transparency, and performance of the ECDs. In summary, the nanocomposite electrolytes seem to be very interesting materials, mainly because of their possible practical use in electrochromic devices. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07793-6 - CEPIV - Center for Teaching, Research and Innovation in Glass
Grantee:Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC