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New generation nanostructured coatings with combined control of spectral and angular emissivity

Funding: 2014: $130,000
2015: $110,000
2016: $110,000

Project Member(s): Smith, G., Cortie, M., Arnold, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2014

Summary: The aim of this project is to generate a complete scientific understanding of a new generation of hybrid, tri-layered, optically-selective coatings. The new design paradigm combines the very different attributes of smooth and nanostructured layers so that superior and simultaneous control of both spectral and angular properties of light can be achieved. Existing theory will be extended so that quantitative analyses of these new systems and other hybrids become possible and new and improved fabrication techniques will be developed. The work will unlock new technological possibilities for coating performance and application and is likely to be associated with significant improvements in energy conservation and generation.

Publications:

Gali, MA & Arnold, MD 2019, 'Recurrent approach to effective material properties with application to anisotropic binarized random fields', PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol. 99, no. 5.
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Previdi, R, Levchenko, I, Arnold, M, Gali, M, Bazaka, K, Xu, S, Ostrikov, KK, Bray, K, Jin, D & Fang, J 2019, 'Plasmonic platform based on nanoporous alumina membranes: order control via self-assembly', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 7, no. 16, pp. 9565-9577.
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Tai, MC, Gentle, AR, Arnold, MD & Cortie, MB 2018, 'Spontaneous growth of polarizing refractory metal 'nano-fins'', NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 29, no. 10.
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Arnold, MD 2017, 'Single-mode tuning of the plasmon resonance in high-density pillar arrays.', Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 1-12.
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Bilokur, M, Gentle, A, Arnold, MD, Cortie, MB & Smith, GB 2017, 'High Temperature Spectrally Selective Solar Absorbers Using Plasmonic AuAl2:AlN Nanoparticle Composites', Solar RRL, vol. 1, no. 10, pp. 1700092-1700092.
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De Silva, KSB, Keast, VJ, Gentle, A & Cortie, MB 2017, 'Optical properties and oxidation of α-phase Ag-Al thin films.', Nanotechnology, vol. 28, no. 9, pp. 095202-095202.
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Gali, MA, Gentle, AR, Arnold, MD & Smith, GB 2017, 'Extending the applicability of the four-flux radiative transfer method.', Applied Optics, vol. 56, no. 31, pp. 8699-8709.
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Bilokur, M, Gentle, A, Arnold, M, Cortie, M & Smith, G 2017, 'An advanced plasmonic cermet solar absorber for high temperature solar energy conversion applications', NANOSTRUCTURED THIN FILMS X, Conference on Nanostructured Thin Films X, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, San Diego, CA.
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Gentle, AR, Nuhoglu, A, Arnold, MD & Smith, GB 2017, '3D printable optical structures for sub-ambient sky cooling', THERMAL RADIATION MANAGEMENT FOR ENERGY APPLICATIONS, Inaugural Symposium on Thermal Radiation Management for Energy Applications, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, San Diego, CA.
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Scajev, P, Malinauskas, T, Seniutinas, G, Arnold, MD, Gentle, A, Aharonovich, I, Gervinskas, G, Michaux, P, Hartley, JS, Mayes, ELH, Stoddart, PR & Juodkazis, S 2016, 'Light-induced reflectivity transients in black-Si nanoneedles', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, vol. 144, pp. 221-227.
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Tai, MC, Gentle, A, Arnold, MD & Cortie, MB 2016, 'Optical in situ study of de-alloying kinetics in nanoporous gold sponges', RSC ADVANCES, vol. 6, no. 89, pp. 85773-85778.
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Castro Aguilar, JL, Gentle, AR, Smith, GB & Chen, D 2015, 'A method to measure total atmospheric long-wave down-welling radiation using a low cost infrared thermometer tilted to the vertical', Energy, vol. 81, pp. 233-244.
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Gentle, AR & Smith, GB 2015, 'A Subambient Open Roof Surface under the Mid-Summer Sun', Advanced Science, vol. 2, no. 9.
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Gentle, AR, Yambem, SD, Smith, GB, Burn, PL & Meredith, P 2015, 'Optimized multilayer indium-free electrodes for organic photovoltaics', Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science, vol. 212, no. 2, pp. 348-355.
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Bilokur, M, Gentle, A, Arnold, M, Cortie, MB & Smith, GB 2015, 'Optical properties of refractory TiN, AlN and (Ti,Al)N coatings', MICRO+NANO MATERIALS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS, SPIE Conference on Micro+Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, Sydney, AUSTRALIA.
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Gali, MA, Tai, MC, Arnold, MD, Cortie, MB, Gentle, AR & Smith, GB 2015, 'Plasmonic response in nanoporous metal: dependence on network topology', MICRO+NANO MATERIALS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS, SPIE Conference on Micro+Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, Sydney, AUSTRALIA.
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Cortie, MB, Stokes, NL, Heness, GL & Smith, G 2014, 'Applications of Nanotechnology in the Building Industry' in David Rickerby (ed), Nanotechnology for Sustainable Manufacturing, CRC Press, USA.

Guo, H, Chen, Y, Cortie, MB, Liu, X, Xie, Q, Wang, X & Peng, D-L 2014, 'Shape-Selective Formation of Monodisperse Copper Nanospheres and Nanocubes via Disproportionation Reaction Route and Their Optical Properties', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, vol. 118, no. 18, pp. 9801-9808.
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Aguilar, JC, Gentle, AR & Smith, GB 2014, 'Managing and monitoring radiant and convective heat flows intemperate zone urban environments', Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Countermeasures to the Urban heat island, International Conference on Countermeasures to the Urban heat island, http://www.ic2uhi.unimore.it, Venice, pp. 1482-204-1492-204.
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Smith, G, Gentle, AR & Dybdal, KL 2013, 'Polymeric Mesh For Durable Infra-red Transparent Convection Shields: Applications In Cool Roofs And Sky Cooling', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 115, pp. 79-85.
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Bonnie, F, Arnold, MD, Smith, G & Gentle, AR 2013, 'Modes of interaction between nanostructured metal and a conducting mirror as a function of separation and incident polarization', Proc. SPIE 8818, Nanostructured Thin Films, Nanostructured Thin Films, SPIE, San Diego. USA, pp. 1-10.
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Castro Aguilar, JL, Smith, G, Gentle, AR & Chen, D 2013, 'Optimum Integration of Albedo sub-roof r-value and phase change material for cool roofs', Proceedings of BS2013:13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Chambery, France, pp. 1315-1321.
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Smith, GB & Gentle, AR 2009, 'Angular selectivity: impact on optimised coatings for night sky radiative cooling', Proc SPIE 2009, 7404, SPIE Nanostructured Thin Films II, SPIE, San Diego CA USA, pp. 19-27.
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Wilson, M, Kanangara, Raguse, B, Simmons, M & Smith, GB 2002, Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies, UNSW CRS Press.

Keywords: spectral selectivity,directional selectivity,radiation control

FOR Codes: Nanophotonics, Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified, Building Science and Techniques, Expanding Knowledge in Technology, Functional Materials, Coated Metal and Metal-Coated Products