Scientist From MIT Has Developed Rapid Self-Tinting Windows.
Now smart windows too!
What are self-tinting windows?
Today’s world is changing so rapidly, we have smart phones, smart watch, smart TV’s soon we will also have smart windows. Three scientists from MIT developed trailblazing self-tinting windows that will alter itself from dark to clear and clear to dark shades without using electricity. The windows will be able to cover a huge spectrum of opacity as compared to any photo chromic substances. The invention would be very useful to homeowners who are looking save money on cooling and heating solutions and to Pilots who want a clear view from their cockpit window.
Who invented it?
The invention work was published in Chem journal by MIT professor of chemistry Mircea Dincă, doctoral student Khalid Al-Kaabi, and former postdoc Casey Wade. In the paper, they have explained about their electrochromic captivating technology use to evade self-shading windows issues. For instance, the slow transition of eyeglasses from clear to darker shades.
What about Electrochromic?
Electrochromic is also used in Boeing 787’s windows which change from light to dark with the help of switch, although the windows take the time to change. The positive ion which helps in color changing process moves slow, making the process slower. In order to overcome this issue, the trio applied a material commonly known as MOFs (metal organic frameworks), that helps in ion and electrons conduction more rapidly.
Who funded the project?
The funding for the research was organized by The Masdar Institute, located in United Arab Emirates in collaboration with MIT. Apart from that they also received funding from U.S dept. of Energy, through the Center for Excitonics, Energy
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