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Multilayer coatings for solar energy control applications
Author(s): R. T. Kivaisi; G. Mbise
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2017, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XII, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161967
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R. T. Kivaisi, Univ. of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
G. Mbise, Univ. of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2017:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XII
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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