Researchers discussing the performance of their new discovery
Smart Glass under test conditions at Berkeley Lab
Smart Glass offers potential savings in air conditioning costs
Research taking place at Berkeley Lab
Delia Milliron, a chemist at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry and leader of the research
Nanocrystals of indium tin oxide (blue) embedded in a glassy matrix of niobium oxide (green)
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have produced a "smart" glass coating that can be selectively controlled to block visible light, heat-producing near-infrared (NIR) light, or both, by applying a small electrical charge to it. The ability to do this dynamically has the potential to deliver improved lighting, heating, and cooling efficiency in buildings, thereby maximizing energy savings and still providing bright and well lit environments in different weather conditions.
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