Highly stable thin-film multilayers for thermal regulation and energy savings in smart cities
2019 IEEE 16th International Conference on Smart Cities: Improving Quality of Life Using ICT & IoT and AI (HONET-ICT)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Electron Science Research Institute / School of Science
Thin film materials continue to set trends in the development of new heat-regulating coatings that enable energy savings in modern construction. Recently, significant progress has been demonstrated in functional materials for building integration, and the development of 'smart city' projects is now ongoing. Many modern glass and window products rely on the performance of metal-dielectric coatings, which can control properties such as thermal emissivity, heat gain, colour, and transparency. These also enable solar energy harvesting through PV integration. We report on recent results in the development of environmentally-stable high-Transparency heat regulation coatings achieved using metal-dielectric nanocomposite materials.