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Application of broadband infrared reflector based on cholesteric liquid crystal polymer bilayer film to windows and its impact on reducing the energy consumption in buildings

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Abstract

An infrared (IR) polymer reflector based on chiral nematic (cholesteric) liquid crystals has been fabricated which can reflect more than 60% of solar IR energy without interfering with the visible solar radiation. Simulations show that the polymer bilayer film applied to a window of a typical building can have a significant impact on the interior temperature in living and working spaces.

Graphical abstract: Application of broadband infrared reflector based on cholesteric liquid crystal polymer bilayer film to windows and its impact on reducing the energy consumption in buildings

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The article was received on 16 Jun 2014, accepted on 14 Jul 2014 and first published on 16 Jul 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03047H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 14622-14627
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    Application of broadband infrared reflector based on cholesteric liquid crystal polymer bilayer film to windows and its impact on reducing the energy consumption in buildings

    H. Khandelwal, R. C. G. M. Loonen, J. L. M. Hensen, A. P. H. J. Schenning and M. G. Debije, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 14622
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03047H

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