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Title: Generating a heated fluid using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex

Abstract

A vessel including a concentrator configured to concentrate electromagnetic (EM) radiation received from an EM radiation source and a complex configured to absorb EM radiation to generate heat. The vessel is configured to receive a cool fluid from the cool fluid source, concentrate the EM radiation using the concentrator, apply the EM radiation to the complex, and transform, using the heat generated by the complex, the cool fluid to the heated fluid. The complex is at least one of consisting of copper nanoparticles, copper oxide nanoparticles, nanoshells, nanorods, carbon moieties, encapsulated nanoshells, encapsulated nanoparticles, and branched nanostructures. Further, the EM radiation is at least one of EM radiation in an ultraviolet region of an electromagnetic spectrum, in a visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and in an infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1416341
Patent Number(s):
9863662
Application Number:
13/326,500
Assignee:
William Marsh Rice University (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24H - FLUID HEATERS, e.g. WATER OR AIR HEATERS, HAVING HEAT GENERATING MEANS, IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Halas, Nancy J., Nordlander, Peter, and Neumann, Oara. Generating a heated fluid using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Halas, Nancy J., Nordlander, Peter, & Neumann, Oara. Generating a heated fluid using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex. United States.
Halas, Nancy J., Nordlander, Peter, and Neumann, Oara. Tue . "Generating a heated fluid using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1416341.
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