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New controllable infrared coating for windows developed

By Damir Beciri
10 September 2011

berkeley-lab-milleron-groupResearchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have unveiled a semiconductor nanocrystal coating material capable to control the amount of solar heat while remaining transparent. The technology is the first to selectively control the amount of near infrared radiation and it is based on electrochromic materials (which use… »


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… »