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Title: Optical nanostructures design, fabrication, and applications for solar/thermal energy conversion

Abstract

Optical nanostructures can control the optical absorption and emission properties of surfaces and are therefore being investigated for solar thermophotovoltaics, thermophotovoltaics, solar thermal, infrared sensing, infrared sources, incandescent light sources, and thermal imaging applications, among many others. This review article describes various modeling methods available for design of optical nanostructures to control light absorption and emission properties of surfaces, as well as various methods available for the fabrication of large area nanostructured surfaces. Throughout the review, we provide examples of state of the art energy generation devices using such optical nanostructures. A discussion of outstanding obstacles for the achievement of high efficiency solar thermophotovoltaics systems is provided along with examples of systems showing exceptional promise.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1461269
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Solar Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 165; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0038-092X
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Gupta, Mool C., Ungaro, Craig, Foley, Jonathan J., and Gray, Stephen K. Optical nanostructures design, fabrication, and applications for solar/thermal energy conversion. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2018.01.010.
Gupta, Mool C., Ungaro, Craig, Foley, Jonathan J., & Gray, Stephen K. Optical nanostructures design, fabrication, and applications for solar/thermal energy conversion. United States. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2018.01.010.
Gupta, Mool C., Ungaro, Craig, Foley, Jonathan J., and Gray, Stephen K. Tue . "Optical nanostructures design, fabrication, and applications for solar/thermal energy conversion". United States. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2018.01.010.
@article{osti_1461269,
title = {Optical nanostructures design, fabrication, and applications for solar/thermal energy conversion},
author = {Gupta, Mool C. and Ungaro, Craig and Foley, Jonathan J. and Gray, Stephen K.},
abstractNote = {Optical nanostructures can control the optical absorption and emission properties of surfaces and are therefore being investigated for solar thermophotovoltaics, thermophotovoltaics, solar thermal, infrared sensing, infrared sources, incandescent light sources, and thermal imaging applications, among many others. This review article describes various modeling methods available for design of optical nanostructures to control light absorption and emission properties of surfaces, as well as various methods available for the fabrication of large area nanostructured surfaces. Throughout the review, we provide examples of state of the art energy generation devices using such optical nanostructures. A discussion of outstanding obstacles for the achievement of high efficiency solar thermophotovoltaics systems is provided along with examples of systems showing exceptional promise.},
doi = {10.1016/j.solener.2018.01.010},
journal = {Solar Energy},
issn = {0038-092X},
number = C,
volume = 165,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}