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What is Microfluidics

What is Microfluidics?

Microfluidics, combined with optically-switchable glass, can control light on laboratory analyses of photosensitive pharmaceutical, cosmetic and medical specimens.

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Energy Star Windows with Smartglass

Energy Star windows with smart glass would enable a faster transition to Net Zero by allowing more transparency and choice to consumers.

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Passive House Design with Smartglass

The Passive House design goals coincide perfectly with the capabilities of smartglass, leading to a faster potential transition to Net Zero.

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Warm edge spacers and smartglass

Warm edge spacers insulate windows and reduce condensation, minimising the risk of short circuits and electrical fires in smart glass.

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AI-driven Smartglass Facades

Smartglass is only as clever as the system that drives it, and will require awareness through AI to meet complex security needs.

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Anti-Reflective Smart Glass

Anti-reflective smart glass reduces light pollution while increasing daylighting and the efficiency of photovoltaic windows and claddings.

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Electrophoretic Smartglass

Electrophoretic smart glass tints from opaque to transparent, offering on-demand light control for buildings and transportation.

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Smart Glass Cost-Benefit Analysis

Smart glass costs can be recouped within a payback period, thanks to building-wide energy savings and a focus on sustainable daylighting.

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What Is Electrochromism?

Electrochromism is the electrochemically-induced change in the optical properties of a material by the application of an electric field.

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Liquid Crystal Polarization

Liquid crystal polarization of light can control the visual display of user interfaces for automotive, medical, and consumer devices.

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Liquid Crystal Thermometers

Liquid crystal thermometers change colour with temperature, allowing their use as IoT sensors for medical and industrial applications.

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What Is Liquid Crystal on Silicon?

Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) allows rapid light switching for display projection, improving on the existing liquid crystal display.

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What is a Liquid Crystal?

A liquid crystal is a thermodynamically stable ‘mesophase’ of matter between solid and liquid, and reacts to heat, electricity and pressure.

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Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

Augmented reality smart glasses offer huge benefits for digital manufacturing but need real-world validation to enable Industry 4.0

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Dynamic Glass Act

Dynamic Glass Act in the US is biased towards electrochromic smart glass. The EU needs similar legislation that is technology-neutral.

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What Is Photovoltaic Smart Glass?

Photovoltaic smart glass converts ultraviolet and infrared to electricity while transmitting visible light, enabling sustainable daylighting.

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What is Photochromic Smart Glass?

Photochromic smart glass becomes dark only when exposed to sunlight, reducing air conditioning costs and glare in buildings and vehicles.


Thermochromic Smart Glass

Thermochromic smart glass changes its transmittance when struck by incident solar radiation, becoming darker as the temperature increases.

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RF Shielding for Medical Devices

RF shielding can be achieved with smart glass to reduce catastrophic failures in medical electronic devices at risk from radio frequencies.

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SPD Smart Glass

SPD smart glass allows a reversible change in transmittance between opaque and transparent states, facilitating net zero strategies.


What Is PDLC Smart Glass?

PDLC smart glass, or polymer-dispersed liquid crystals, switch between transparent and translucent, offering energy savings and privacy.

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Healthcare Curtains or Smart Glass

Healthcare curtains on windows can be replaced by smart glass for better hygiene, privacy and optimal sunlight to aid patient recovery.

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Electrochromic Glass

Electrochromic glass changes tint when driven by an electrical signal, allowing control over heat and glare, thus facilitating Net Zero.

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What is Smart Glass?

Smart glass is any glazing material with coatings, laminations or embedded electronics that affect its optical, electrical or thermal properties.

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