TechConnect Innovation Program

3-D Electrodes for Ultrafast and Low-Voltage Driven Electrochromic Devices

Northern Illinois University, Illinois, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Three-dimensional electrodes for improved electrochromic devices. The device has lower driving potential and faster response time over current electrochromic display devices. Such displays can be used in high ambient light environments, which use the ambient light for screen illumination, rather than self-powered back lighting.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Concept

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This invention is an improvement to an existing device---electrochromic devices. However, this improvement is so dramatic that can leads to implementation of a new technology-Electrochromic display technology, which beyond the traditional application scope for electrochromic devices.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 707

Website: www.niu.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NSF

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners