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THERMALLY-RESPONSIVE OPTICAL SWITCHING COMPOSITES FOR THERMAL OPTICAL APPLICATIONS

United States Patent Application

20170369676
A1
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The current invention is a composite material and a method for making a material that changes an optical characteristic by utilizing the temperature dependent intrinsic properties of at least two phases in the composite. With changes in temperature, these composites become translucent due to the refractive index mismatch that is accompanied by interfacial light scattering.
Reed, David M. (Richland, WA), Westman, Matthew P. (West Richland, WA), Simmons, Kevin L. (Kennewick, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
15/ 189,293
June 22, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.