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Title: Thermophotovoltaic energy generation

Abstract

Inventive systems and methods for the generation of energy using thermophotovoltaic cells are described. Also described are systems and methods for selectively emitting electromagnetic radiation from an emitter for use in thermophotovoltaic energy generation systems. In at least some of the inventive energy generation systems and methods, a voltage applied to the thermophotovoltaic cell (e.g., to enhance the power produced by the cell) can be adjusted to enhance system performance. Certain embodiments of the systems and methods described herein can be used to generate energy relatively efficiently.

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Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1212398
Patent Number(s):
9116537
Application Number:
13/112,831
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F23 - COMBUSTION APPARATUS F23M - CASINGS, LININGS, WALLS OR DOORS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, e.g. FIREBRIDGES
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
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001299
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 May 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Celanovic, Ivan, Chan, Walker, Bermel, Peter, Yeng, Adrian Y. X., Marton, Christopher, Ghebrebrhan, Michael, Araghchini, Mohammad, Jensen, Klavs F., Soljacic, Marin, Joannopoulos, John D., Johnson, Steven G., Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert, and Fisher, Peter. Thermophotovoltaic energy generation. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Celanovic, Ivan, Chan, Walker, Bermel, Peter, Yeng, Adrian Y. X., Marton, Christopher, Ghebrebrhan, Michael, Araghchini, Mohammad, Jensen, Klavs F., Soljacic, Marin, Joannopoulos, John D., Johnson, Steven G., Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert, & Fisher, Peter. Thermophotovoltaic energy generation. United States.
Celanovic, Ivan, Chan, Walker, Bermel, Peter, Yeng, Adrian Y. X., Marton, Christopher, Ghebrebrhan, Michael, Araghchini, Mohammad, Jensen, Klavs F., Soljacic, Marin, Joannopoulos, John D., Johnson, Steven G., Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert, and Fisher, Peter. Tue . "Thermophotovoltaic energy generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1212398.
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title = {Thermophotovoltaic energy generation},
author = {Celanovic, Ivan and Chan, Walker and Bermel, Peter and Yeng, Adrian Y. X. and Marton, Christopher and Ghebrebrhan, Michael and Araghchini, Mohammad and Jensen, Klavs F. and Soljacic, Marin and Joannopoulos, John D. and Johnson, Steven G. and Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert and Fisher, Peter},
abstractNote = {Inventive systems and methods for the generation of energy using thermophotovoltaic cells are described. Also described are systems and methods for selectively emitting electromagnetic radiation from an emitter for use in thermophotovoltaic energy generation systems. In at least some of the inventive energy generation systems and methods, a voltage applied to the thermophotovoltaic cell (e.g., to enhance the power produced by the cell) can be adjusted to enhance system performance. Certain embodiments of the systems and methods described herein can be used to generate energy relatively efficiently.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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