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Spectrally Selective Surfaces for Heating and Cooling Applications
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This Tutorial Text covers coatings and surface treatments for energy-efficient windows of many different kinds, for solar collectors, and for radiative coolers. The desired spectral properties of these surfaces are introduced through a discussion of the radiation that prevails in our natural ambience. Emphasized are materials options, coating techniques, experimental data on optical properties, theoretical models for pertinent materials, and optimization studies with regard to practical applications. The book should be of interest to people working R&D in industry, universities, and national and international institutions who are engaged in issues related to energy efficiency and solar energy utilization.

Book Details

Date Published: 1 January 1989
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781510622869
Volume: TT01

Table of Contents
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Foreword
Preface

1. INTRODUCTION

2. NOTES ON THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
2.1 Basic thin film optics
2.2 Dielectric functions of homogeneous model materials
2.3 Dielectric functions of nonhomogeneous model materials
2.4 Evaluation of dielectric functions from optical measurements

3. SPECTRAL SELECTIVITY
3.1 Ambient radiative properties
3.2 Integrated optical properties

4. COATINGS FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOWS
4.1 What Is energy efficiency?
4.2 Materials options: A general discussion
4.3 Noble-metal-based coatings
4.4 Doped oxide semiconductor coatings
4.5 Electrochromic coatings
4.6 Thermochromic coatings
4.7 Antireflection treatments

5. SURFACES FOR SELECTIVE ABSORPTION OF SOLAR ENERGY
5.1 Desired spectral selectivity
5.2 Review of selectively solar-absorbing surfaces

6. SURFACES FOR RADIATIVE COOLING TO LOW TEMPERATURES 63
6.1 The resource for radiative cooling
6.2 Surfaces with infrared-selective emission

7. APPENDICES
A Selective optical properties of Au films made by ion-assisted evaporation
B Selective optical properties of e-beam evaporated In2O3:Sn films
C Selective absorption of solar energy in coevaporated Co-Al2O3 composite films
D A primer on large-scale coating technology

8. REFERENCES

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