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Issue 35, 2014
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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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Submitted
16 Jun 2014
Accepted
14 Jul 2014
First published
16 Jul 2014

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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