Electrochromic behavior of NiO film prepared by e-beam evaporation

D. R. Sahu, Tzu Jung Wu, Sheng Chang Wang, Jow Lay Huang

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Abstract

The NiO thin films were prepared by the electron beam evaporation method using synthesized sintered targets. As-prepared films were characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, UV–VIS spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. The thicker films were found to exhibit a well-defined structure and a well-developed crystallite size with greater transmittance modulation and durability. The as-deposited thinner films of 170 nm showed a faster response time during electrochromic cycles with a coloration efficiency of 53.1 C/cm2 than the thicker ones. However, the thicker films showed no enhanced electrochromic properties such as a larger intercalated charge than the thinner ones. The electrochromic properties of the thinner films became deteriorated after 800 cycling tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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