Smart Glass

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A smart glass or switchable glass s a glass or glazing whose light transmission properties are altered when voltage, light, or heat is applied. In general, the glass changes from transparent to translucent and the other way around, changing from letting light submit to to blocking some (or all) wavelengths of sunshine and the other way around. Smart glass may be constructed by lamination with a sensible film or switchable film, often using either glass, acrylic or polycarbonate laminates.
Some forms of smart films may be wont to convert regular windows into smart glass either employing a self-adhesive smart film or special glue.
Smart glass technologies include electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, suspended-particle, micro-blind, and polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal devices.[1]
When installed within the envelope of buildings, smart glass creates climate adaptive building shells. One advantage of smart windows is that they will eliminate the requirement for blinds, shades or window treatments. Smart glass can combine many functions, like natural light adjustment, UV and infrared blocking, advertising and security.
Smart windows may also seek advice from windows that self-adapt to heat or cool for energy conservation in buildings.
Applications
Electric curtain
Smart glass is used for energy-saving heating and cooling in building by controlling the number of sunlight which passes through a window. A transparent or haze temperature control film makes the smart film enter a haze state when it's sunny and therefore the indoor temperature is high. When it's sunny and also the indoor temperature is low, the smart glass enters a transparent state.
Privacy
In the office:
• Applied to the glass enclosure of a room. When the glass is transparent, one can see into or out of the area, and when it's non-transparent it are often used as a silver screen.
• Energy-saving function of glass curtain wall
Indoor decoration of up-scale residence:
• Lighting plate glass curtain, sunshine house, lounge and toilet compartment. The glass is during a cloudy state when out of use, which protects privacy, and when it turns to transparent, one could also be fully bathed in sunshine.
Advertising
Product display and commercial advertisement:
• Glass shopwindow, protect the products when it's non-transparent, and should be used for projection to introduce products; when it's transparent, it should be used for store advertising.
Smart glass are often used as a switchable screen on a store window for advertising. Third generation smart film is nice for both front and rear projection, and projected images are often viewed from either side
Other uses
Uses for other special occasions include:
• The glass door of a toilet is transparent when not in use, and immediately turns to a cloudy state when the door is closed.
• Glass floor and stairs on the second floor appear cloudy when walked upon, otherwise they're transparent.
• Privacy uses in hospitals, e.g., windows of infants' room and medical care units, replacing curtains, to cut back dust and noise.
• Applied to dust-free rooms and cleaning rooms, smart films is also wont to switch between transparent and non-transparent, and might reduce inconvenience for patrons having to wear dust-free clothes passing in and out of the space.
Benefits of Smart Glass
1. Versatility
2. Privacy.
3. Light Transmittance.
4. easy use and maintenance. This product, whilst being a technological marvel, is remarkably simple both in terms of operation and performance.
5. Style. there's just no matching this technology on style.
6. Smart Glass reduces heat loss
7. It blocks UV rays
8. Smart Glass Significantly saves energy
Disadvantages
1. High price (around $100/m²)
2. 2. It’s necessary use of electricity
3. 3. Installation may be difficult
4. Electrical consumption
5. Smart Glass isn’t yet widespread

 

Conclusion. Smart glass and dimming smart glass film are reliable tools for privacy and temperature control. Both include unique benefits and features. Smart glass films are more liable to damage and don't seem to be recommended for outdoor use or in moist place

 

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