Transparent Conductive Oxides, Low-emissivity Glazings

Transparent Conductive Oxides, Low-emissivity Glazings

Reflecting Heat

Heat reflecting windows
Demonstration of heat reflecting windows

Transparent conductive oxides have high optical transmission at visible wavelengths and electrical conductivity close to that of metals. They also reflect near infrared and infrared (i.e., heat) wavelengths, and are used in products ranging from energy efficient low-e windows to photovoltaics.

Berkeley Lab teams are at the cutting edge of this research, inspiring industry to take the bold next steps.

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