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Chin. Phys. B, 2019, Vol. 28(6): 064401    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/28/6/064401

Infrared cooling properties of cordierite

Si-Heng Chen(陈思衡)1, Xiao-Xiong Wang(王晓雄)1, Guang-Di Nie(乜广弟)2, Qi Liu(刘奇)1, Jin-Xia Sui(隋金霞)1, Chao Song(宋超)1, Jian-Wei Zhu(朱建伟)1, Jie Fu(付洁)1, Jun-Cheng Zhang(张君诚)1, Xu Yan(闫旭)2, Yun-Ze Long(龙云泽)1
1 College of Physics, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China;
2 College of Textiles and Clothing, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China

Cordierite (Mg2Al4Si5O18) is known for its good thermal shock resistance and it is widely used to improve thermal shock properties of materials. We found that cordierite has good infrared heat dissipation performance. This performance provides an additional means of heat dissipation to assist in the cooling of the metal surface. Spectroscopic tests show that cordierite reflects sunlight in the visible range and emits infrared in the far infrared range, making it potential candidate as an infrared radiative cooling material for daytime use.

Keywords:  daytime radiative cooling      cordierite      infrared emitting  
Received:  27 December 2018      Revised:  20 February 2019      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  44.40.+a (Thermal radiation)  
  44.25.+f (Natural convection)  

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51673103 and 11774189), the Shandong Provincial Key Research and Development Plan, China (Grant No. 2016GGX102011), and the Postdoctoral Scientific Research Foundation of Qingdao City, China (Grant No. 2016014).

Corresponding Authors:  Yun-Ze Long     E-mail:,

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Si-Heng Chen(陈思衡), Xiao-Xiong Wang(王晓雄), Guang-Di Nie(乜广弟), Qi Liu(刘奇), Jin-Xia Sui(隋金霞), Chao Song(宋超), Jian-Wei Zhu(朱建伟), Jie Fu(付洁), Jun-Cheng Zhang(张君诚), Xu Yan(闫旭), Yun-Ze Long(龙云泽) Infrared cooling properties of cordierite 2019 Chin. Phys. B 28 064401

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