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Title: Motheye smart windows : bio-inspired, temperature-responsive glazing for passive regulation of building temperature with the ability to self-clean
Author: Taylor, A. W.
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2017
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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.
Supervisor: Parkin, I. P. ; Papakonstantinou, I. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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