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Title: Selective emission multilayer coatings for a molybdenum thermophotovoltaic radiator

Abstract

Multilayer coating designs have been developed to provide selective emission for a molybdenum thermophotovoltaic (TPV) radiator surface. These coatings increase the surface emissivity of a molybdenum TPV radiator substrate in the wavelength range that matches the bandgap of the TPV cells to increase the power density of the TPV system. Radiator emission at wavelengths greater than the bandgap energy of the TPV cells is greatly reduced through the use of these coatings, which significantly increases the efficiency of the TPV system. The use of this coating greatly improves the performance of a TPV system, and the coating can be tailored to match the bandgap of any practical TPV system.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174704
Patent Number(s):
6,683,243
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Cockeram, Brian Vern. Selective emission multilayer coatings for a molybdenum thermophotovoltaic radiator. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Cockeram, Brian Vern. Selective emission multilayer coatings for a molybdenum thermophotovoltaic radiator. United States.
Cockeram, Brian Vern. Tue . "Selective emission multilayer coatings for a molybdenum thermophotovoltaic radiator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174704.
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author = {Cockeram, Brian Vern},
abstractNote = {Multilayer coating designs have been developed to provide selective emission for a molybdenum thermophotovoltaic (TPV) radiator surface. These coatings increase the surface emissivity of a molybdenum TPV radiator substrate in the wavelength range that matches the bandgap of the TPV cells to increase the power density of the TPV system. Radiator emission at wavelengths greater than the bandgap energy of the TPV cells is greatly reduced through the use of these coatings, which significantly increases the efficiency of the TPV system. The use of this coating greatly improves the performance of a TPV system, and the coating can be tailored to match the bandgap of any practical TPV system.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {1}
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