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Solar Reflectors Made From Silver Metallo-Organic Resinates
Author(s): C. F. Jefferson; H. Myers; F. R. Russo
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Paper Abstract

A unique approach to producing silver solar reflectors is to fire films onto substrates from metallo-organic resinates. This approach has been investigated and results are presented. The solar reflectance has been found to be a function of the type of glass and of the film thickness. Films with the optimum combination have properties that compare favorably with materials currently used. Data are presented for accelerated corrosion tests which show that films prepared by metallo-organic technology are significantly improved compared to those produced by conventional wet chemical processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0324, Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications, (12 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933257
Show Author Affiliations
C. F. Jefferson, Engelhard Corporation (United States)
H. Myers, Engelhard Corporation (United States)
F. R. Russo, Engelhard Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0324:
Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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