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dc.contributor.editor Raul J. Martin-Palma, Yi-Jun Jen, Tom G. Mackay en_US 2014-04-03T01:24:15Z 2014-04-03T01:24:15Z 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2012001897 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Smith, Geoffrey 2012, 'Green nanotechnology', SPIE Proceedings, SPIE, United States en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0277-786X en_US
dc.identifier.other E5 en_US
dc.description.abstract Nanotechnology, in particular nanophotonics, is proving essential to achieving green outcomes of sustainability and renewable energy at the scales needed. Coatings, composites and polymeric structures used in windows, roof and wall coatings, energy storage, insulation and other components in energy efficient buildings will increasingly involve nanostructure, as will solar cells. Nanostructures have the potential to revolutionize thermoelectric power and may one day provide efficient refrigerant free cooling.Nanomaterials enable optimization of optical, opto-electrical and thermal responses to this urgent task. Optical harmonization of material responses to environmental energy flows involves (i) large changes in spectral response over limited wavelength bands (ii) tailoring to environmental dynamics. The latter includes engineering angle of incidence dependencies and switchable (or chromogenic) responses. Nanomaterials can be made at sufficient scale and low enough cost to be both economic and to have a high impact on a short time scale. Issues to be addressed include human safety and property changes induced during manufacture, handling and outdoor use. Unexpected bonuses have arisen in this work, for example the savings and environmental benefits of cool roofs extend beyond the more obvious benefit of reduced heat flows from the roof into the building. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher SPIE en_US
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dc.title Green nanotechnology en_US
dc.parent SPIE Proceedings en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 8104021-1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 8104021-4 en_US SCI.School of Physics and Advanced Materials en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 100700 en_US
dc.personcode 730312 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nanotechnology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Nanostructured Thin Films IV en_US 20110823 en_US
dc.location.activity San Diego, California United States en_US
dc.description.keywords energy efficiency, windows, cool roofs, paints, nano-coatings, spectral selectivity, angular selectivity, chromogenics en_US
dc.staffid 730312 en_US
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