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    Cost-Effective Coatings for Smart Windows Rival Industry-Standard Performance

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    An inexpensive, ultrathin spray-on window coating for blocking heat and conducting electricity could further reduce energy costs for smart windows and heat-repelling glass, making smart window technology more widely accessible. It was developed by a team at RMIT University, which used a process called ultrasonic spray pyrolysis to fabricate smooth, uniform coatings of high optical and electrical quality.

    Using commercially available technology, the researchers first nebulized a precursor solution to create a spray that formed tiny, uniformly sized droplets. They sprayed the solution on a heated support substrate.

    When the solution hit the heated layer, it triggered a chemical reaction that caused the precursor solution to…

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    Aug, 13 2020 |

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