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Title: Low heat transfer, high strength window materials

Abstract

A multi-pane window with improved insulating qualities; comprising a plurality of transparent or translucent panes held in an essentially parallel, spaced-apart relationship by a frame. Between at least one pair of panes is a convection defeating means comprising an array of parallel slats or cells so designed as to prevent convection currents from developing in the space between the two panes. The convection defeating structures may have reflective surfaces so as to improve the collection and transmittance of the incident radiant energy. These same means may be used to control (increase or decrease) the transmittance of solar energy as well as to decouple the radiative transfer between the interior surfaces of the transparent panes.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Stony Brook, NY)
  2. (Patchogue, NY)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY
OSTI Identifier:
863097
Patent Number(s):
US 4091592
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-1)-16
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; transfer; strength; window; materials; multi-pane; improved; insulating; qualities; comprising; plurality; transparent; translucent; panes; held; essentially; parallel; spaced-apart; relationship; frame; pair; convection; defeating; means; array; slats; cells; designed; prevent; currents; developing; space; structures; reflective; surfaces; improve; collection; transmittance; incident; radiant; energy; control; increase; decrease; solar; decouple; radiative; interior; spaced-apart relationship; radiant energy; heat transfer; solar energy; interior surface; interior surfaces; reflective surface; reflective surfaces; apart relationship; apart relation; means comprising; spaced-apart relation; panes held; essentially parallel; incident radiant; pane window; /52/160/428/

Citation Formats

Berlad, Abraham L., Salzano, Francis J., and Batey, John E.. Low heat transfer, high strength window materials. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Berlad, Abraham L., Salzano, Francis J., & Batey, John E.. Low heat transfer, high strength window materials. United States.
Berlad, Abraham L., Salzano, Francis J., and Batey, John E.. Sun . "Low heat transfer, high strength window materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863097.
@article{osti_863097,
title = {Low heat transfer, high strength window materials},
author = {Berlad, Abraham L. and Salzano, Francis J. and Batey, John E.},
abstractNote = {A multi-pane window with improved insulating qualities; comprising a plurality of transparent or translucent panes held in an essentially parallel, spaced-apart relationship by a frame. Between at least one pair of panes is a convection defeating means comprising an array of parallel slats or cells so designed as to prevent convection currents from developing in the space between the two panes. The convection defeating structures may have reflective surfaces so as to improve the collection and transmittance of the incident radiant energy. These same means may be used to control (increase or decrease) the transmittance of solar energy as well as to decouple the radiative transfer between the interior surfaces of the transparent panes.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1978},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1978}
}

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