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Smarter window materials can control light and energy
July 23, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Chemical engineering professor Delia Milliron and her team have engineered two new advancements in electrochromic materials--a highly selective cool mode and a warm mode--not thought possible several years ago. The researchers are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency.Full Story
University of Texas at Austin
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