MIT specialists created the glass quickly changes the transparency and does not consume energy in a static condition

A glass that can turn from transparent to tinted and back again, was created by specialists of the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT). The advantages of the development include high switching speed and low power consumption. Moreover, electricity is needed only to change the transparency. In a static condition, glass does not consume her.

The secret glass in electrochromic material that changes color and transparency under the action of applied voltage. From photochromic materials, which change their properties under the action of light, the new material differs high reaction speed, to ensure it can be completely transparent. High reaction speed is ensured by ORGANOMETALLIC frame structure (MOF) material that rapidly conducts charged particles. MOF materials have long been used in other areas, but the MIT researchers first drew attention to their electrochrome properties.

Dimming glass on hot days, it is possible to reduce the cost of air conditioning facilities. In vehicles of blackout can protect the driver from the blindingly bright sunlight. Scientists also believe that they discovered a mechanism may form the basis of displays, like electrophoretic.

Source: MIT


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