Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Electricity generation using electromagnetic radiation

In general, in one aspect, the invention relates to a system to create vapor for generating electric power. The system includes a vessel comprising a fluid and a complex and a turbine. The vessel of the system is configured to concentrate EM radiation received from an EM radiation source. The vessel of the system is further configured to apply the EM radiation to the complex, where the complex absorbs the EM radiation to generate heat. The vessel of the system is also configured to transform, using the heat generated by the complex, the fluid to vapor. The vessel of the system is further configured to sending the vapor to a turbine. The turbine of the system is configured to receive, from the vessel, the vapor used to generate the electric power.
; ;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
William Marsh Rice University LANL
Patent Number(s):
Application Number:
Contract Number:
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Dec 15
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Country of Publication:
United States

Other works cited in this record:

Fluid flow controller
patent, March 1981

Control system and method for controlling a solar energy plant
patent, March 1982

Closed loop hermetically sealed solar power generator
patent, July 1983

Apparatus for collecting, intensifying and storing solar energy
patent, May 1984

Broadband spectrometer with fiber optic reformattor
patent, July 1987

Solar energy thermally powered electrical generating system
patent, October 1989

Fluid absorption receiver for solar radiation
patent, September 1993

Solar energy collection panel assembly
patent, April 1995

Space-based power generator
patent, May 1995

Trough-shaped collector
patent, November 1995

TIR lens for waveguide injection
patent, September 1998

Rod guide and method for its manufacture
patent, September 1998

Method and apparatus for surface treatment of materials
patent, June 2001

Metal nanoshells
patent, February 2002

Surface enhanced spectroscopy-active composite nanoparticles
patent, February 2003

Optically-active nanoparticles for use in therapeutic and diagnostic methods
patent, March 2003

Spectroscopic image input system
patent, September 2003

Metal nanoshells
patent, February 2004

Nano carbon materials for enhancing thermal transfer in fluids
patent, February 2004

Metal nanoshells for biosensing applications
patent, March 2004

Nanoparticle-based all-optical sensors
patent, August 2004

Analog-to digital converter compensating apparatus and associated methods
patent, March 2006

Multi-layer nanoshells comprising a metallic or conducting shell
patent, December 2006

Solar energy conversion and transmission system
patent, July 2007

Optical sensor with layered plasmon structure for enhanced detection of chemical groups by SERS
patent, April 2008

Nanoparticle comprising nanoshell of thickness less than the bulk electron mean free path of the shell material
patent, May 2008

Microwave heating system and method for removing volatiles from adsorbent materials
patent, March 2009

Solar collector using subreflector
patent, April 2013

Photo induced enhanced field electron emission collector
patent, August 2013

Solar thermal power plants
patent, November 2013

Use of noble metal nanoparticles as light absorbers and heat generators in thermal photodetectors, sensors and microelectromechanical devices
patent, December 2013

Adaptively calibrating analog-to-digital conversion with correction table indexing
patent-application, July 2002

Method and apparatus for dispersion compensated reflected time-of-flight tomography
patent-application, February 2003

Surface plasmon resonance sensor system
patent-application, June 2003

Electronic endoscope apparatus using micromirror device
patent-application, October 2003

Spectroscopic diagnostic methods and system
patent-application, December 2003

Spectral image measurement apparatus and method using the same
patent-application, March 2005

Solar power system and method for power generation
patent-application, June 2005

Steam Generator
patent-application, December 2005

Hyper-spectral imaging methods and devices
patent-application, December 2005

Near infrared chemical imaging microscope
patent-application, February 2006

Hyperspectral imaging systems
patent-application, April 2006

Method for Correcting Periodic Sampling Errors
patent-application, May 2006

Method and device for producing a pure liquid from a crude liquid
patent-application, June 2006

Random access high-speed confocal microscope
patent-application, June 2006

Nanoparticle coated nanostructured surfaces for detection, catalysis and device applications
patent-application, June 2006

Two-Dimensional Spatial Radiation Modulator
patent-application, February 2008

patent-application, June 2008

Self-sufficient portable heating system using renewable energy
patent-application, August 2008

Nanoshells and Discrete Polymer-Coated Nanoshells, Methods For Making and Using Same
patent-application, October 2008

Facet mirror comprising a multiplicity of mirror segments
patent-application, October 2008

Phase/Frequency Estimator-Based Phase Locked Loop
patent-application, December 2008

Method and Apparatus for Vacuum or Pressure Distillation
patent-application, December 2008

Cooling Material
patent-application, December 2008

Efficient low temperature thermal energy storage
patent-application, July 2009

Method for Manufacturing a Substrate With Surface Structure by Employing Photothermal Effect
patent-application, October 2009

Plasmonic Assisted Systems and Methods for Interior Energy-Activation from an Exterior Source
patent-application, December 2009

Systems and Methods Based on Radiation Induced Heating or Ignition of Functionalized Fullerenes
patent-application, December 2009

Coating for Sensing Thermal and Impact Damage
patent-application, December 2009

Solar Trough and Receiver
patent-application, February 2010

Surface Plasmon Wavelength Converter
patent-application, May 2010

Solar thermal collector cabinet and system for heat storage
patent-application, August 2010

Activatable Nanoparticle Composite Valve
patent-application, February 2011

Solar Desalinization Plant
patent-application, March 2011

Control of Catalytic Chemical Processes
patent-application, July 2011

High Efficiency Solar Thermal Receiver
patent-application, August 2011

Ultrafast and Ultrasensitive Novel Photodetectors
patent-application, September 2011

Energy Storage Systems
patent-application, September 2011

Solar Cell Capable of Recycling a Substrate and Method for Manufacturing the Same
patent-application, October 2011

Solar Thermal Data Acquisition Systems and Methods and Systems Using the Same
patent-application, November 2011

Waste Remediation
patent-application, June 2012

Electricity Generation Using Electromagnetic Radiation
patent-application, October 2012

Nano-Structure Arrays for EMR Imaging
patent-application, March 2013

Optical Antennas with Enhanced Fields and Electron Emission
patent-application, November 2013

Heat transfer properties of nanoparticle-in-fluid dispersions (nanofluids) in laminar flow
journal, March 2005

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanometer-Size Fe3O4 and γ-Fe2O3 Particles
journal, January 1996
  • Kang, Young Soo; Risbud, Subhash; Rabolt, John F.
  • Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 8, Issue 9, p. 2209-2211
  • DOI: 10.1021/cm960157j

Study of the proton relaxation times of water in the pores of silica gels having different structures
journal, January 1972
  • Tovbina, Z. M.; Kuts, V. S.; Strelko, V. V.
  • Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry, Vol. 5, Issue 6, p. 619-621
  • DOI: 10.1007/BF00526284

Fourier transform multipixel spectroscopy for quantitative cytology
journal, May 1996

New Developments in Integral Field Spectroscopy
book, January 2009

Basic principles of integral field spectroscopy
journal, June 2006

HER2 expression in breast cancer primary tumours and corresponding metastases. Original data and literature review
journal, May 2004
  • Carlsson, J.; Nordgren, H.; Sjöström, J.
  • British Journal of Cancer, Vol. 90, Issue 12, p. 2344-2348
  • DOI: 10.1038%2Fsj.bjc.6601881

Optical replication techniques for image slicers
journal, June 2006
  • Schmoll, J.; Robertson, D. J.; Dubbeldam, C. M.
  • New Astronomy Reviews, Vol. 50, Issue 4-5, p. 263-266
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.newar.2006.03.006

In vivo near-infrared fluorescence imaging
journal, October 2003

Designed Fabrication of Multifunctional Magnetic Gold Nanoshells and Their Application to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Photothermal Therapy
journal, November 2006
  • Kim, Jaeyun; Park, Sungjin; Lee, Ji Eun
  • Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 118, Issue 46, p. 7918-7922
  • DOI: 10.1002/ange.200602471

Micellar Hybrid Nanoparticles for Simultaneous Magnetofluorescent Imaging and Drug Delivery
journal, September 2008
  • Park, Ji-Ho; von Maltzahn, Geoffrey; Ruoslahti, Erkki
  • Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 120, Issue 38, p. 7394-7398
  • DOI: 10.1002/ange.200801810

Whole spectrum fluorescence detection with ultrafast white light excitation
journal, January 2007
  • Ye, Jing Yong; Divin, Charles J.; Baker, James R.
  • Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, p. 10439-10445
  • DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.010439

Visible Reflectance Hyperspectral Imaging:  Characterization of a Noninvasive, in Vivo System for Determining Tissue Perfusion
journal, May 2002
  • Zuzak, Karel J.; Schaeberle, Michael D.; Lewis, E. Neil
  • Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 74, Issue 9, p. 2021-2028
  • DOI: 10.1021/ac011275f

Detection of Non-Brownian Diffusion in the Cell Membrane in Single Molecule Tracking
journal, March 2005

Nanoshell-mediated near-infrared thermal therapy of tumors under magnetic resonance guidance
journal, November 2003
  • Hirsch, L. R.; Stafford, R. J.; Bankson, J. A.
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 100, Issue 23, p. 13549-13554
  • DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2232479100

3D: The next generation near-infrared imaging spectrometer
journal, November 1996
  • Weitzel, L.; Krabbe, A.; Kroker, H.
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, Vol. 119, Issue 3, p. 531-546
  • DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996266

Compact Image Slicing Spectrometer (ISS) for hyperspectral fluorescence microscopy
journal, January 2009
  • Gao, Liang; Kester, Robert T.; Tkaczyk, Tomasz S.
  • Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, p. 12293-12308
  • DOI: 10.1364/OE.17.012293

Snapshot Image Mapping Spectrometer (IMS) with high sampling density for hyperspectral microscopy
journal, January 2010
  • Gao, Liang; Kester, Robert T.; Hagen, Nathan
  • Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, p. 14330-14344
  • DOI: 10.1364/OE.18.014330

Multimodality in Vivo Molecular-Genetic Imaging
journal, November 2004
  • Doubrovin, Michael; Serganova, Inna; Mayer-Kuckuk, Philipp
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry, Vol. 15, Issue 6, p. 1376-1388
  • DOI: 10.1021/bc0498572

Similar records in DOepatents and OSTI.GOV collections: