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Title: Ideal light concentrators with reflector gaps

Abstract

A cylindrical or trough-like radiant energy concentration and collection device is provided. The device includes an energy absorber, a glazing enveloping the absorber and a reflective wall. The ideal contour of the reflective wall is determined with reference to a virtual absorber and not the actual absorber cross section.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Chicago, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Chicago Univ., IL (USA). Enrico Fermi Inst.
OSTI Identifier:
863693
Patent Number(s):
4230095
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-S-02-2446
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ideal; light; concentrators; reflector; gaps; cylindrical; trough-like; radiant; energy; concentration; collection; device; provided; absorber; glazing; enveloping; reflective; wall; contour; determined; reference; virtual; section; collection device; energy absorber; radiant energy; reflective wall; energy concentration; /126/136/359/

Citation Formats

Winston, Roland. Ideal light concentrators with reflector gaps. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Winston, Roland. Ideal light concentrators with reflector gaps. United States.
Winston, Roland. Tue . "Ideal light concentrators with reflector gaps". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863693.
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author = {Winston, Roland},
abstractNote = {A cylindrical or trough-like radiant energy concentration and collection device is provided. The device includes an energy absorber, a glazing enveloping the absorber and a reflective wall. The ideal contour of the reflective wall is determined with reference to a virtual absorber and not the actual absorber cross section.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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