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Title: High durability solar absorptive coating and methods for making same

The present invention relates to solar absorptive coatings including a ceramic material. In particular, the coatings of the invention are laser-treated to further enhance the solar absorptivity of the material. Methods of making and using such materials are also described.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1333297
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,499,699
Application Number:
14/632,838
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Feb 26
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

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