Final INNOSHADE Consortium and Demonstration Meeting

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Principle of Electrochromism

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Electrochromism involves electroactive materials that show a reversible colour change when a small DC voltage is applied. The potential causes redox reactions to take place in the electrochromic and ion storage layers, a process which is accompanied by ion migration across the ion-conducting layer to achieve charge compensation. The materials and physical composition of electrochromic devices can vary strongly.

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