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Title: Electrochromic optical switching device

Abstract

An electrochromic cell is disclosed which comprises an electrochromic layer, a polymerizable organo-sulfur layer which comprises the counter electrode of the structure, and an ionically conductive electronically insulating material which comprises the separator between the electrodes. In a preferred embodiment, both the separator and the organo-sulfur electrode (in both its charged and uncharged states) are transparent either to visible light or to the entire solar spectrum. An electrochromic device is disclosed which comprises such electrodes and separator encased in glass plates on the inner surface of each of which is formed a transparent electrically conductive film in respective electrical contact with the electrodes which facilitates formation of an external electrical connection or contact to the electrodes of the device to permit electrical connection of the device to an external potential source. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7205098
Patent Number(s):
5142406 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-606063
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; EDB-94-090233
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 30 Oct 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SWITCHES; DESIGN; ELECTROCHROMISM; ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SOLAR RADIATION; VISIBLE RADIATION; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRO-OPTICAL EFFECTS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EQUIPMENT; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RADIATIONS; STELLAR RADIATION; 426000* - Engineering- Components, Electron Devices & Circuits- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Lampert, C.M., and Visco, S.J. Electrochromic optical switching device. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Lampert, C.M., & Visco, S.J. Electrochromic optical switching device. United States.
Lampert, C.M., and Visco, S.J. Tue . "Electrochromic optical switching device". United States.
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abstractNote = {An electrochromic cell is disclosed which comprises an electrochromic layer, a polymerizable organo-sulfur layer which comprises the counter electrode of the structure, and an ionically conductive electronically insulating material which comprises the separator between the electrodes. In a preferred embodiment, both the separator and the organo-sulfur electrode (in both its charged and uncharged states) are transparent either to visible light or to the entire solar spectrum. An electrochromic device is disclosed which comprises such electrodes and separator encased in glass plates on the inner surface of each of which is formed a transparent electrically conductive film in respective electrical contact with the electrodes which facilitates formation of an external electrical connection or contact to the electrodes of the device to permit electrical connection of the device to an external potential source. 3 figs.},
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