Nanocomposite Counter Electrode Materials for Electrochromic Windows

Dane Gillaspie, Andrew Norman, C. Edwin Tracy, J. Roland Pitts, Se Hee Lee, Anne Dillon

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Nickel-oxide-based nanocomposite films were deposited using radio-frequency magnetron sputtering from ceramic targets composed of lithium, nickel, and tungsten oxides. The resulting films are partially prelithiated and exhibit a slight spectral shift relative to tungsten-free films when colored. Electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction show that the films are composed of nanocrystallites with NiO structure. The films show promise as electrochromic counter electrode layers that are durable, efficient, and fabricated using a scalable, economical process.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)H328-H331
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-590-46522


  • basic sciences
  • electrochromic windows
  • materials science
  • nanomaterials


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