"Design and Fabrication of Thin-Film Silicon-Based Selective Solar Absorbers"

Zhiguang Zhou: Hao Tian, Urcan Guler, Vladimir Shalaev, Thomas Hymel, Yi Cui, and Peter Bermel; OSA Technical Digest/Optical Society of America, 11/05/18.

Additional Authors: Hao Tian, Urcan Guler, Vladimir Shalaev, Thomas Hymel, Yi Cui, and Peter Bermel

Abstract:

The efficiency of solar absorbers at capturing heat can be improved dramatically using spectral selectivity. Applying this concept to thin-film silicon increases thermal transfer efficiencies over 60% at 595 °C under moderate solar concentrations.