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Vanadium oxide nanowires enable windows to block the heat on hot days

By Rob Aid
4 Comments9 April 2011

vanadium-oxide-sarbaji-tbanerjeeNew findings in materials science research from the University at Buffalo (UB) could accelerate the creation of “smart” windows. UB researchers managed to manipulate the trigger temperature for vanadium oxide, in order to make it transparent to infrared light at lower temperatures, but it goes through a phase transition to begin reflecting infrared light once… »