Studied physics at the Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany. He received his German Masters Degree in 1978 while working on molecular orbital calculations on amino acids and his Ph.D. in 1985 for work on the plasticity of metals at the TH Darmstadt. 1979/80 he worked on superconductivity at the Radiologie-Zentrum of the Philipps-University. From 1980 to 1985 he was scientific assistant in research and teaching at the faculty of mechanics at the TH Darmsfadt before he joined Hoechst AG, Wiesbaden, where he worked on thin film coating of polymer films. Presently he holds a management position in the polymer casings business.
Heat-Reflecting Systems for automotive glazing†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1992 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 179–188, March 1992
How to Cite
Grolig, G. and Kochem, K.-H. (1992), Heat-Reflecting Systems for automotive glazing. Adv. Mater., 4: 179–188. doi: 10.1002/adma.19920040308
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Special layer systems which reflect infrared radiation but have high transmission in the visible part of the spectrum are being incorporated into automobile windows in order to improve passenger comfort through reducing the amount of solar radiation reaching (and heating) the interior of the vehicle. The materials used, the structure of the multilayer systems, and the techniques used to produce them are discussed and a look is taken at the possibillity for future markets and developments.