Development of an Antimony Doped Tin Oxide/TiO2 Double-Layers Coated HGM: A High Reflectivity and Low Transmittance Building Thermal Conservation Material

Yan Hu, Hong Zhong, Yuanhao Wang, Hongxing Yang

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Published by Elsevier Ltd. A novel antimony doped tin oxide (ATO) and TiO2 double-layers coated HGM was developed in this project. The ATO, which has excellent IR-insulation property, was coated on the HGM as the first layer and the TiO2, which has high reflectivity, was the outmost layer. Therefore, when the modified HGM is coated on the outside of the building walls, the incident light is firstly reflected by the TiO2 layer then insulated by the ATO layer. Most of the radiative thermal transfer was blocked by this double-layers coating. The building envelope can be thus protected by the HGM for less heat gains. Compared with original HGMs, the reflectivity increased by 19.6% and the transmittance decreased by 85.7%. In addition, this coating barely changed the thermal conductivity, which only increased by about 8%. By this method, most of the thermal conduction and radiative thermal transfer are blocked. The energy consumption and carbon emission of a building can be reduced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4128-4132
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event8th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: 8 Oct 201611 Oct 2016


  • ATO
  • double-layers coating
  • HGM
  • high reflectivity
  • low transmittance
  • TiO 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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