9 September 1994 Light-switching behavior of nonmechanical shading devices
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Proceedings Volume 2255, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185376
Event: Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII, 1994, Freiburg, Germany
Abstract
We investigated the light switching properties of non-mechanical shading devices, namely liquid crystal films and thermochromic layers. These systems can be switched between a transparent and a scattering state either by application of an electric voltage or surpassing a characteristic switching temperature. This paper presents data on the light scattering properties of such materials, i.e. the change in diffuse transmittance due to switching, the light scattering efficiency and the size of the scattering entities. Radiative transport calculations were performed in order to describe the light scattering properties of the liquid crystal films and to determine the optimization potential of these layers. For comparison data of an electrochromic layer, which has a transparent and an absorbing state, are shown.
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W. Koerner, S. Hauck, H. Scheller, A. Beck, and Jochen Fricke "Light-switching behavior of nonmechanical shading devices", Proc. SPIE 2255, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185376; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185376
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