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Title: Electromagnetic waveguide based thermal energy extraction with emissive materials and modifications

Abstract

The method presented uses thermally emissive materials for the extraction of heat through the use of electromagnetic waveguides, wherein the emissive material comprises materials which emit electromagnetic radiation due to thermal excitation, wherein the electromagnetic radiation is coupled to electromagnetic waveguides; a receiver adapted to receive the electromagnetic radiation for utilization, wherein the extracted electromagnetic radiation may propagate arbitrary distances inside the waveguides before the need for processing, for example, to maximize the temperature differential between the emissive material and that of the receiver; and the exchange of the chemical composition of some portion of the environment the apparatus is housed in. The thermal energy extraction apparatus described herein has the purpose of removing heat from a source for conversion to other forms of energy such as electricity and for thermal management applications. Wherein for heat management, the benefit of waveguides would constitute reduced interference with electronics through electromagnetic coupling.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
U.S. Dept. of Energy (USDOE), Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1859968
Patent Number(s):
11150038
Application Number:
15/276,514
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28F - DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE AND HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/26/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Poole, Zsolt, and Ohodnicki, Jr., Paul R. Electromagnetic waveguide based thermal energy extraction with emissive materials and modifications. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Poole, Zsolt, & Ohodnicki, Jr., Paul R. Electromagnetic waveguide based thermal energy extraction with emissive materials and modifications. United States.
Poole, Zsolt, and Ohodnicki, Jr., Paul R. Tue . "Electromagnetic waveguide based thermal energy extraction with emissive materials and modifications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1859968.
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abstractNote = {The method presented uses thermally emissive materials for the extraction of heat through the use of electromagnetic waveguides, wherein the emissive material comprises materials which emit electromagnetic radiation due to thermal excitation, wherein the electromagnetic radiation is coupled to electromagnetic waveguides; a receiver adapted to receive the electromagnetic radiation for utilization, wherein the extracted electromagnetic radiation may propagate arbitrary distances inside the waveguides before the need for processing, for example, to maximize the temperature differential between the emissive material and that of the receiver; and the exchange of the chemical composition of some portion of the environment the apparatus is housed in. The thermal energy extraction apparatus described herein has the purpose of removing heat from a source for conversion to other forms of energy such as electricity and for thermal management applications. Wherein for heat management, the benefit of waveguides would constitute reduced interference with electronics through electromagnetic coupling.},
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