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Title: Prisms with total internal reflection as solar reflectors

Abstract

An improved reflective wall for radiant energy collection and concentration devices is provided. The wall is comprised of a plurality of prisms whose frontal faces are adjacent and which reflect the desired radiation by total internal reflection.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Downers Grove, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863208
Patent Number(s):
4120565
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
prisms; total; internal; reflection; solar; reflectors; improved; reflective; wall; radiant; energy; collection; concentration; devices; provided; comprised; plurality; frontal; adjacent; reflect; desired; radiation; internal reflection; radiant energy; reflective wall; total internal; solar reflectors; energy collection; solar reflector; /359/126/136/

Citation Formats

Rabl, Arnulf, and Rabl, Veronika. Prisms with total internal reflection as solar reflectors. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Rabl, Arnulf, & Rabl, Veronika. Prisms with total internal reflection as solar reflectors. United States.
Rabl, Arnulf, and Rabl, Veronika. Sun . "Prisms with total internal reflection as solar reflectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863208.
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title = {Prisms with total internal reflection as solar reflectors},
author = {Rabl, Arnulf and Rabl, Veronika},
abstractNote = {An improved reflective wall for radiant energy collection and concentration devices is provided. The wall is comprised of a plurality of prisms whose frontal faces are adjacent and which reflect the desired radiation by total internal reflection.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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