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Optically-selective window coatings of precious metal nanoparticles

Funding: 2005: $35,498
2006: $32,648
2007: $36,648

Project Member(s): Cortie, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Anglogold Australia Limited

Start year: 2005

Summary: There is great opportunity for Australia to save energy and money through the development of glass which excludes heat. This project builds on UTS research into the use of gold and silver nanoparticles in spectrally-selective coatings for windows. It will develop novel, low-cost in situ deposition processes to lay down ultra-thin coatings of gold nano-rods and other shapes on glass, creating coatings that have a neutral colour in the visible wavelengths, but which block infra-red light. Coated glass of this type has major application in the building industry as well as export potential.


De Silva, KSB, Keast, VJ, Gentle, A & Cortie, MB 2017, 'Optical properties and oxidation ofα-phase Ag–Al thin films', Nanotechnology, vol. 28, no. 9, pp. 095202-095202.
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Stokes, N, Cortie, MB, Davis, TJ & McDonagh, AM 2012, 'Plasmon Resonances in V-Shaped Gold Nanostructures', PLASMONICS, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 235-243.
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Keywords: gold nanorod, plasmon resonance, electroless deposition, glass, solar shielding, windows,

FOR Codes: Nanotechnology, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified, Manufactured products not elsewhere classified, Metals (composites, coatings, bonding etc.), Structural glass and glass products, Metals (e.g. Composites, Coatings, Bonding), Nanotechnology not elsewhere classified, Materials engineering not elsewhere classified , Metals