Electrochromic Metal Organic Frameworks for Smart Windows

Mircea Dinca, Clara Dimas and Farrukh Ahmad with Khalid Al Kaabi, Arslan Anjum, Selma Duhovic, and Qammer Zaib

This grant is funded by the MIT Masdar Institute Cooperative Program

Electrochromic windows that can change from transparent to dark, reduces the amount of energy required to heat and cool buildings. This project is developing low-cost, durable electrochromic materials with tunable optical contrast, fast response at low switching power, and long optical memory. These materials could be used in smart windows to reduce energy consumption.

Watch Khalid present their project at IdeaStream 2016 below.

Papers:

Transparent-to-Dark Electrochromic Behavior in Naphthalene Diimide-Based Mesoporous MOF-74 Analogs - pdf, AlKaabi, K.; Wade, C. R.; Dinc─â, M. Chem 2016, 1, in press.