Study Data from Nanyang Technological University Update Knowledge of Interface Science (VO2/Si-Al gel nanocomposite thermochromic smart foils: Largely enhanced luminous transmittance and solar modulation)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Interface Science have been published. According to news reporting originating from Singapore, Singapore, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "VO2 nanoparticles with a dimension of approximately 20 nm were obtained by simple mechanical bead-milling method, which were well dispersed in transparent silica-alumina (Si-Al) gel matrix to form nanocomposites."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Nanyang Technological University, "The VO2/Si-Al gel thermochromic nanocomposite foils were fabricated with various VO2 solid contents and foil thickness. With 10% VO2 loading and 3 mu m foil thickness, high luminous transmittance (T-lum(20 degrees C) = 63.7% and T-lum(90 degrees C) = 54.4%), and large solar modulation ability (Delta T-sol = 12%) can be obtained which surpasses the best reported results (nanoporous films:T-lum(20 degrees C) = 43.3%, T-lum(90 degrees C)) = 39.9% and Delta T-sol = 14.1%)."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This current approach provided a simple and scalable preparation method with the best combined thermochromic performance."
For more information on this research see: VO2/Si-Al gel nanocomposite thermochromic smart foils: Largely enhanced luminous transmittance and solar modulation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2014;427():49-53. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/622861)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Facil Anal Characterizat Testing & Simulat, Singapore 639798, Singapore. Additional authors for this research include X. Cao, A. Kamyshny, J.Y. Law, S. Magdassi and Y. Long.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Interface Science
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