Liquid-crystal compounds. Bistable Smart Windows


Smart Windows are liquid-crystal bistable panels based on the effect of electrohydrodynamic instability and liquid-crystal materials. Depending on external factors, they change from transparent to matte, and vice versa. Light transmission is maintained in both conditions.

The advantages of the technology:
  • regulation of light transmission
  • 20-30% suppression of IR
  • UV protection
  • possibility to display images on glass
  • constant electrical voltage is nor required, which significantly reduces energy consumption
  • operating temperature range from -40 to + 90°C
  • fast matte-to-transparent switch (less than 100 ms)
  • direct sunlight does no t affect the image contrast
  • possibility to produce flexible panels
  • service life exceeds 10 years