Tuning Material Color and Thermal Properties Separately

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34898
Published 2019-08-01by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
Language:
  • English

The color of a material can often tell how it handles heat. With clothing, for example, the darker the pigment, the warmer you're likely to feel on a hot day. Likewise, the more transparent a glass window, the more heat it can let through. A material's responses to visible and infrared radiation are often naturally linked.