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Title: Chinese Ink: A Powerful Photothermal Material for Solar Steam Generation

Abstract

Solar steam generation offers signifcant promise in alleviating fresh water crises, particularly in regions with accessible seawater and abundant insolation. Affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly photothermal materials are needed to fabricate sunlight-driven evaporation devices. In this work, Chinese ink, a carbon-based paint used in traditional painting and calligraphy, is readily coated on diverse substrates and stabilized by atomic layer deposition (ALD) for solar steam generation. The ALD/Chinese ink coating exhibits strong and broad light absorption from the NIR to UV regions. Both ALD/Chinese-ink-coated membranes and wood display excellent photothermal properties and superior evaporation performance under simulated sunlight. This study demonstrates the potential of ALD/Chinese ink coating to achieve higher evaporation rate and efficiency by utilizing substrates with rough, structured surfaces and low thermal conductivity.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
  3. Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Guangzhou (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1491840
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1469418
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; DE‐AC02‐06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2196-7350
Publisher:
Wiley-VCH
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; atomic layer deposition; Chinese ink; photothermal; solar steam; water

Citation Formats

Yang, Hao‐Cheng, Chen, Zhaowei, Xie, Yunsong, Wang, Jie, Elam, Jeffrey W., Li, Weihua, and Darling, Seth B. Chinese Ink: A Powerful Photothermal Material for Solar Steam Generation. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/admi.201801252.
Yang, Hao‐Cheng, Chen, Zhaowei, Xie, Yunsong, Wang, Jie, Elam, Jeffrey W., Li, Weihua, & Darling, Seth B. Chinese Ink: A Powerful Photothermal Material for Solar Steam Generation. United States. doi:10.1002/admi.201801252.
Yang, Hao‐Cheng, Chen, Zhaowei, Xie, Yunsong, Wang, Jie, Elam, Jeffrey W., Li, Weihua, and Darling, Seth B. Tue . "Chinese Ink: A Powerful Photothermal Material for Solar Steam Generation". United States. doi:10.1002/admi.201801252. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1491840.
@article{osti_1491840,
title = {Chinese Ink: A Powerful Photothermal Material for Solar Steam Generation},
author = {Yang, Hao‐Cheng and Chen, Zhaowei and Xie, Yunsong and Wang, Jie and Elam, Jeffrey W. and Li, Weihua and Darling, Seth B.},
abstractNote = {Solar steam generation offers signifcant promise in alleviating fresh water crises, particularly in regions with accessible seawater and abundant insolation. Affordable, efficient, and environmentally friendly photothermal materials are needed to fabricate sunlight-driven evaporation devices. In this work, Chinese ink, a carbon-based paint used in traditional painting and calligraphy, is readily coated on diverse substrates and stabilized by atomic layer deposition (ALD) for solar steam generation. The ALD/Chinese ink coating exhibits strong and broad light absorption from the NIR to UV regions. Both ALD/Chinese-ink-coated membranes and wood display excellent photothermal properties and superior evaporation performance under simulated sunlight. This study demonstrates the potential of ALD/Chinese ink coating to achieve higher evaporation rate and efficiency by utilizing substrates with rough, structured surfaces and low thermal conductivity.},
doi = {10.1002/admi.201801252},
journal = {Advanced Materials Interfaces},
number = 1,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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