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Motheye Smart Windows: Bio-inspired, temperature-responsive glazing for passive regulation of building temperature with the ability to self-clean

Taylor, AW; (2017) Motheye Smart Windows: Bio-inspired, temperature-responsive glazing for passive regulation of building temperature with the ability to self-clean. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

The work presented in thesis is dedicated primarily to improving the optical properties of vanadium dioxide (a thermochromic material used for energy-saving window applications) through the incorporation of bio-mimetic sub-wavelength nanostructures at the air–glass interface. The focal points of our work have been: firstly, to identify where in the world these types of smart windows are most effective; secondly, to synthesise vanadium dioxide and characterise its optical properties; thirdly, to develop design rules for nanostructured Motheye Smart Windows; fourthly and finally, to fabricate the desired motheye nanostructures in glass.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Motheye Smart Windows: Bio-inspired, temperature-responsive glazing for passive regulation of building temperature with the ability to self-clean
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Chemical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1545263
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