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Title: Radiant energy collector

Abstract

A cylindrical radiant energy collector is provided which includes a reflector spaced apart from an energy absorber. The reflector is of a particular shape which ideally eliminates gap losses. The reflector includes a plurality of adjacent facets of V shaped segments sloped so as to reflect all energy entering between said absorber and said reflector onto said absorber. The outer arms of each facet are sloped to reflect one type of extremal ray in a line substantially tangent to the lowermost extremity of the energy absorber. The inner arms of the facets are sloped to reflect onto the absorber all rays either falling directly thereon or as a result of reflection from an outer arm.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Downers Grove, IL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
864799
Patent Number(s):
US 4419984
Assignee:
University Patents, Inc. (Norwalk, CT) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
radiant; energy; collector; cylindrical; provided; reflector; spaced; apart; absorber; particular; shape; ideally; eliminates; gap; losses; plurality; adjacent; facets; shaped; segments; sloped; reflect; entering; outer; arms; facet; type; extremal; ray; line; substantially; tangent; lowermost; extremity; inner; rays; falling; directly; thereon; result; reflection; arm; cylindrical radiant; energy collector; energy absorber; radiant energy; spaced apart; energy entering; /126/

Citation Formats

McIntire, William R. Radiant energy collector. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
McIntire, William R. Radiant energy collector. United States.
McIntire, William R. Sat . "Radiant energy collector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864799.
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author = {McIntire, William R.},
abstractNote = {A cylindrical radiant energy collector is provided which includes a reflector spaced apart from an energy absorber. The reflector is of a particular shape which ideally eliminates gap losses. The reflector includes a plurality of adjacent facets of V shaped segments sloped so as to reflect all energy entering between said absorber and said reflector onto said absorber. The outer arms of each facet are sloped to reflect one type of extremal ray in a line substantially tangent to the lowermost extremity of the energy absorber. The inner arms of the facets are sloped to reflect onto the absorber all rays either falling directly thereon or as a result of reflection from an outer arm.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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