Thin Film For Solar Control Applications

Buildings are said to be responsible for a large amount of the world’s total annual energy consumption owing to the excessive use of lighting, air conditioning and heating. This energy consumption can be reduced by using thin film coatings on building glazing in which the amount of solar radiation entering or black-body radiation leaving a building will be controlled.

The aim of this project is to deposit a multilayer thin film which will be transparent in the visible range and reflect in the infrared but absorb in the ultraviolet. These will then be utilized on explosively driven experiments to investigate the dynamic behavior of these multilayered thin film.

The project will mainly be of an experimental nature, but some theoretical modeling and design is required to support, and plan for, the experimental work.

More details: N.Y. Voo.

Selected Publications

  • May Win Han, Piyasiri Ekanayake, Lim Chee Ming and Voo Nyuk Yoong, “DFT/TD-DFT studies on the Lawsone (Henna) as a photosensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 789-790, pp. 56-60, 2015.
  • Noormariah Muslim, Y.W. Soon, C.M. Lim and N.Y. Voo, “Influence of sputtering power on properties of titanium thin films deposited by RF magnetron sputtering”, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 16, 2015.
  • May Win Han, Piyasiri Ekanayake, C.M. Lim and N.Y. Voo, “Using Tectonia Grandis (teak) to generate electricity from sunlight”, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 16, 2015.