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- Spectrally selective coatings of gold nanorods on architectural glass
- Stokes, Nicholas L.; Edgar, Jonathan A.; McDonagh, Andrew M.; Cortie, Michael B.
- Infrared-blocking coatings on window glass can be produced by dispersing gold nanorods into a polymer coating. The spectral selectivity of the coating is controlled by the shape and aspect ratio of the nanoparticles, which are in turn determined by the conditions applied during their synthesis. Coatings of nanorods in polyvinyl alcohol were deposited onto glass and characterized in both laboratory and sun-lit conditions. Selective attenuation of the near-infrared was demonstrated with the test panels transmitting approximately one-third of the incident solar radiation and absorbing nearly two-thirds. The high absorptive cross sections of the gold nanorods suggest that they can be applied in efficacious coatings at relatively low volume fractions.
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- Journal article
- Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 12, no. 8 (Oct 2010), pp. 2821-2830
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- 1007 Nanotechnology; 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
- Absorption; Absorption spectroscopy; Architectural glass; Aspect ratio; Coatings; Cross section; Energy conservation; Glass; Glazes; Glazing; Gold; Gold coatings; Gold nanoparticle; Gold nanorods; Infrared absorption; Nanocoating; Nanocomposites; Nanorods; Near Infrared; Near infrared spectroscopy; Plasmons; Polymer; Polymer Coating; Polyvinyl alcohol; Selective coatings; Solar energy; Solar radiation; Solar spectrum; Spectral selectivity; Spectroscopy; Sun; Synthesis; Test panels; Window glass
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