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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14622-14627
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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