Translator Disclaimer
22 October 1993 Multilayer coatings for solar energy control applications
Author Affiliations +
This work presents some results for window coatings that are suitable for solar control applications. Selected research results are given for metal-dielectric based coatings optimized for normal incidence as well as for oblique incidence. These coatings can be used to improve the performance of windows both for architectural and automobile sectors. Surface coatings which are transparent at 0.3 < (lambda) < 0.7 micrometers can be used to solar control windows. A thin homogeneous noble metal film (e.g., Ag) can combine short wavelength transmittance with high lone wavelength reflectance. By embedding the metal film between high refractive index dielectric layers one can optimize the transmittance in the desired spectral region. Transmittance data for multilayer stacks designed for normal and non-normal incidence to the coating are presented.
© (1993) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
R. T. Kivaisi and G. Mbise "Multilayer coatings for solar energy control applications", Proc. SPIE 2017, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XII, (22 October 1993);

Back to Top