Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 368–372 | Cite as

Construction of electrochromic devices using thiophene based conducting polymers

  • Y. Coskun
  • A. Cirpan
  • L. Toppare


Dual type polymer electrochromic devices (ECDs) based on poly(terepthalic acid bis-(2-thiophen-3-yl-ethyl)ester) (PTATE), its copolymer with thiophene P(TATE-co-Th) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) have been constructed. Spectroelectrochemistry, switching ability and stability of the devices were investigated by UV-Vis Spectrophotometer and Cyclic voltammetry. These devices exhibit low switching voltages (between 0.0 V and +1.6 V), short switching times with reasonable switching stability under atmospheric conditions.


PMMA Thiophene Switching Time Propylene Carbonate Propylene Carbonate 
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This study was partially supported by DPT2003K120920, BAP-2004-01-03-04 and TUBA grants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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