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Emplacement of screen-printed graphene oxide coating for building thermal comfort discernment

Roy, Anurag; Ghosh, Aritra; Benson, David; Mallick, Tapas K.; Sundaram, Senthilarasu

Authors

Anurag Roy

Aritra Ghosh

David Benson

Tapas K. Mallick



Abstract

This study demonstrates the development of flexible graphene oxide coatings (GOCs) by the screen-printed technique and further its implementation as a thermal absorber for buildings’ thermal comfort purpose. The basic concept consists the integration of the GOC as a flat absorber on the top of a low iron glass or aluminium-based substrate (5 × 5 cm2) connecting through a phase change material channel in contact with direct sun exposure. The function of GOC as an outdoor cover of the prototype chamber is to maintain the high indoor temperature while the outdoor temperature is low. Using the GOC, it has been observed that the indoor temperature (at the substrate) of the prototype chamber always remains higher as compared to the outdoor temperature (at the GOC) as measured under 1 SUN 1.5 AM condition. The temperature difference between outdoor and indoor exterior surface significantly increases during the light exposure time, whereas the difference drastically approaches to zero during the cooling period. The variation of different crucial environmental factors such as high temperature, moisture, flexibility and water resistivity has been investigated on the developed GOCs to understand the stability of the coating further.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 25, 2020
Online Publication Date Sep 23, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Mar 13, 2023
Publicly Available Date Mar 15, 2023
Journal Scientific Reports
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Article Number 15578
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-72670-8

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