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Title: Plasmonic energy conversion device for vapor generation


The present invention is related to using a plasmonic energy conversion device comprised of a non-permeable substrate and of a plurality of nanorods, either free standing or embedded in aluminum matrix, that utilizes plasmons to generate vapor from a fluid as a result of being exposed to radiation. Methods of manufacturing the plasmonic energy converter device are described.

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Habib Technologies LLC, Lancaster, PA (United States)
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Patent File Date: 11/13/2017
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Habib, Youssef M. Plasmonic energy conversion device for vapor generation. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Habib, Youssef M. Plasmonic energy conversion device for vapor generation. United States.
Habib, Youssef M. Tue . "Plasmonic energy conversion device for vapor generation". United States.
title = {Plasmonic energy conversion device for vapor generation},
author = {Habib, Youssef M.},
abstractNote = {The present invention is related to using a plasmonic energy conversion device comprised of a non-permeable substrate and of a plurality of nanorods, either free standing or embedded in aluminum matrix, that utilizes plasmons to generate vapor from a fluid as a result of being exposed to radiation. Methods of manufacturing the plasmonic energy converter device are described.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}

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