Scientific Results

Building glasses and skylights: optical characterization

Year: 2015

Authors: Fontani D., Francini F., Sansoni P.

Autors Affiliation: CNR-INO National Institute of Optics, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Florence, Italy

Abstract: Transparent coverings were applied to windows since ancient times to permit sunlight access and prevent loss of heat from the building. Current technologies allow realizing elevated thermal insulation between internal and external environments, simultaneously mitigating the solar spectrum portion that is useless for human vision and that in summer would overheat indoor spaces.


KeyWords: Convection; Europe; Lithium; Nickel; Steam
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-6633-7_10