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United States Patent Application

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Conductive nanoshells are oriented so as to redirect incident radiation as a function of wavelength. Nanoshells can be formed on templates such as nanospheres or gratings and embedded in an elastomeric layer. In some examples, conductive nanoshells are coupled to a layer that is configured to unbuckle and buckle as a function of temperature, so that radiation in one or more wavelength ranges is directed differently at different temperatures. Building windows can include such layers to that infrared radiation is reflected on warm days and directed into a building on cool days. Such layers can also direct incident visible radiation to a room ceiling so as to enhance interior lighting.
Alvine, Kyle J. (Richland, WA), Bernacki, Bruce E. (Kennewick, WA)
13/ 923,205
June 20, 2013
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-ACO5-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.