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Heat Mirrors On Plastic Sheet Using Transparent Oxide Conducting Coatings
Author(s): Ronald P. Howson; Martin I. Ridge
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Paper Abstract

A technique of reactive d.c. magnetron sputtering with r.f. substrate bias has been evolved to give metal oxide films which exhibit heat reflecting properties while remaining highly transparent. Films of indiumtin, indium and cadmiumtin oxide have been deposited onto plastic sheet at room temperature at rates of greater than 0.5μm min.-1 Preliminary assessments of durability with accelerated weathering with exposure to high U. V. levels and high humidities have Given very encouraging results. The properties achieved with a sinale coating of about 300 nm of oxide to a 50μm thick P.E.T. sheet are visible transmittances of over 70% with heat emissivities lower than 0.3. These properties are commensurate with them providina an energy and cost effective addition to new and existing windows.

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Date Published: 12 April 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0324, Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications, (12 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933249
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald P. Howson, University of Technology (United Kingdom)
Martin I. Ridge, University of Technology (United Kingdom)

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

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