TITLE

Copolymer solution-based “smart window”

AUTHOR(S)
Xiuqing Gong; Jiaxing Li; Shuyu Chen; Weijia Wen
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/21/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 25, p251907
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors report the design of a prototype smart window based on the phenomenon of the thermally induced aggregation of triblock copolymer poly (ethylene oxide)–poly (propylene oxide)–poly (ethylene oxide) (EPE). Fluorescein isothiocyanate was used to label EPE and study aggregation phenomenon at different temperatures. The cloud point could be tuned by mixing EPE with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and varying the concentration of the latter. The light transmittance at different temperatures was studied as a function of SDS concentration.
ACCESSION #
47132836

 

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