Large-Area Smart Glass And Integrated Photovoltaics

  • C. M. Lampert
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 80)


The field of switchable materials is ever expanding, with many types of new market and the technology [1, 2, 3, 4]. Switchable windows can be used for many applications including architectural and vehicle windows, aircraft windows, skylights and sunroofs. Related to glazing are applications for low-information-content displays for the presentation of information. Switchable windows rely on a variety of processes and materials. Several companies through out the world are developing dynamic glazing. University and National Laboratory groups are researching new materials and processes to improve these products. Switchable glazing for building and vehicle application is very attractive. Conventional glazing only offers fixed transmittance and control of energy passing through it. Given the wide range of illumination conditions and glare, dynamic glazing with adjustable transmittance offers the best solution.


Liquid Crystal Tungsten Oxide Electrochromic Device Switchable Material Smart Window 
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  • C. M. Lampert
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  1. 1.Star ScienceCotatiUSA

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