FLETCHER, S., 2015. The definition of electrochromism. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 19 (11), pp. 3305 - 3308.
Many experimental studies of electrochromism
have been reported in the scientific literature, but the terminology
is still not settled, particularly for the case in which an
electrochromic material forms the load in an electrical circuit.
In the present work, two new terms are introduced to help
clarify this situation. These terms are “dielectric
electrochromism” and “faradaic electrochromism”. The first
term applies to the case where an applied electric current
causes a change in the energy of the electronic states in the
material, while the second term applies to the case where an
applied electric current causes a change in the occupation
number of the electronic states in the material. Precise definitions
are given of both terms.
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