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Title: Structures, systems and methods for harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation

Abstract

Methods, devices and systems for harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation are provided including harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation. In one embodiment, a device includes a substrate and one or more resonance elements disposed in or on the substrate. The resonance elements are configured to have a resonant frequency, for example, in at least one of the infrared, near-infrared and visible light spectra. A layer of conductive material may be disposed over a portion of the substrate to form a ground plane. An optical resonance gap or stand-off layer may be formed between the resonance elements and the ground plane. The optical resonance gap extends a distance between the resonance elements and the layer of conductive material approximately one-quarter wavelength of a wavelength of the at least one resonance element's resonant frequency. At least one energy transfer element may be associated with the at least one resonance element.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Shelley, ID
  3. Columbia, MO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034325
Patent Number(s):
8071931
Application Number:
11/939,342
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01Q - ANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Novack, Steven D, Kotter, Dale K, and Pinhero, Patrick J. Structures, systems and methods for harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Novack, Steven D, Kotter, Dale K, & Pinhero, Patrick J. Structures, systems and methods for harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation. United States.
Novack, Steven D, Kotter, Dale K, and Pinhero, Patrick J. Tue . "Structures, systems and methods for harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1034325.
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