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Gold coated glass in the building industry

The design of interference systems for heat reflection


Thin gold films on window panes reflect infra-red radiation and transmit a proportion of visible light that is dependent on the thickness of coating, so providing an effective means of protection from solar radiation. Gold films on double-glazed windows have the further advantage of reducing heat losses in winter, so reducing fuel costs.


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Groth, R., Reichelt, W. Gold coated glass in the building industry. Gold Bull 7, 62–68 (1974).

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