Researchers from the University of Texas Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new method for coating glass so that it can harness both the light and heat from the sun. The new low-temperature involves applying the coating onto plastic, which means it’s easier and more cost effective to apply as opposed to being applied directly to glass. Once applied, the coating is reportedly more efficient than high-temperature counterparts, changing from clear to tint more quickly and with less energy. The research, led by Delia Milliron, associate professor of Chemical Engineering, will be published in the September issue of Nature Materials.
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