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Materials For Electrochromic Windows
Author(s): R.David Rauh; Stuart F. Cogan; Maureen A. Parker
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Paper Abstract

The application of electrochromic materials to the control of radiant solar energy transfer into building interiors is potentially useful for reducing energy consumption. Electrochromic materials would be used as multilayer window glazings that act as variable absorptance or variable reflectance light apertures. In this article a variety of electrochromic window structures, which demonstrate variable aperture operation in both the absorptance and reflectance mode, are presented. The electrochromic and optical properties of several mate-rials, including Mo03 and Ir02, have been investigated. A high near infrared reflectance, >55%, has been measured in crystalline W03 after Li insertion. The performance of a variable aperture W03 electrochromic window has been demonstrated by calculating the spectral solar throughput in various stages of operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0502, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion III, (2 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944783
Show Author Affiliations
R.David Rauh, EIC Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
Stuart F. Cogan, EIC Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
Maureen A. Parker, EIC Laboratories, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0502:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion III
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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