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9 September 1994 Potential of thermotropic layers to prevent overheating: a review
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Proceedings Volume 2255, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185372
Event: Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII, 1994, Freiburg, Germany
Abstract
This paper aims to present a representative rather than exhaustive review of recent research on thermotropic materials, which have the potential for being produced on the large scale required for solar energy system applications. Thermochromic and variably light scattering materials are treated, with brief discussions of the physical switching mechanisms, the spectra of the materials in the low-temperature, high-transmittance and high-temperature, low- transmittance states, long-term stability and system simulation. The integrated values of visible (luminous) and solar transmittance above and below the switching temperature are given to allow a qualitative comparison of the different materials and identification of appropriate applications.
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Helen Rose Wilson "Potential of thermotropic layers to prevent overheating: a review", Proc. SPIE 2255, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII, (9 September 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185372
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