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Composite for smarter windows

Glass has been prepared that selectively absorbs visible and near-infrared light when an electrochemical voltage is applied. This opens the way to 'smart' windows that block heat on demand, with or without optical transparency. See Letter p.323

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Figure 1: Electrochromic window design.

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Korgel, B. Composite for smarter windows. Nature 500, 278–279 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/500278a

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