‘Metamaterial’ Enables Structures to Reflect Solar Energy and Radiate Heat

by Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D., Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 7, Pg. 34-35


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: Researchers have developed a “metamaterial” film of glass and polymer that is both economical to produce and capable of keeping the surface beneath it 10 to 16 degrees centigrade cooler than without the film.

Subject Headings: Solar power | Solar radiation | Glass | Polymer | Economic factors

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