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Title: Two dimensional meta-material windows

Abstract

Conductive nanoshells are oriented so as to redirect incident radiation as a function of wavelength. Nanoshells can be formed on templates such as nanospheres or gratings and embedded in an elastomeric layer. In some examples, conductive nanoshells are coupled to a layer that is configured to unbuckle and buckle as a function of temperature, so that radiation in one or more wavelength ranges is directed differently at different temperatures. Building windows can include such layers to that infrared radiation is reflected on warm days and directed into a building on cool days. Such layers can also direct incident visible radiation to a room ceiling so as to enhance interior lighting.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735079
Patent Number(s):
10725208
Application Number:
13/923,205
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E06 - DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL E06B - FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 06/20/2013
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Alvine, Kyle J., and Bernacki, Bruce E. Two dimensional meta-material windows. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Alvine, Kyle J., & Bernacki, Bruce E. Two dimensional meta-material windows. United States.
Alvine, Kyle J., and Bernacki, Bruce E. Tue . "Two dimensional meta-material windows". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735079.
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