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Title: Optical and infrared properties of glancing angle-deposited nanostructured tungsten films

For this study, nanotextured tungsten thin films were obtained on a stainless steel (SS) substrate using the glancing-angle-deposition (GLAD) method. It was found that the optical absorption and thermal emittance of the SS substrate can be controlled by varying the parameters used during deposition. Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations were used to predict the optical absorption and infrared (IR) reflectance spectra of the fabricated samples, and good agreement was found between simulated and measured data. FDTD simulations were also used to predict the effect of changes in the height and periodicity of the nanotextures. These simulations show that good control over the absorption can be achieved by altering the height and periodicity of the nanostructure. These nanostructures were shown to be temperature stable up to 500°C with the addition of a protective HfO 2 layer. Finally, applications for this structure are explored, including a promising application for solar thermal energy systems.
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  1. Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Center for Nanoscale Materials
Publication Date:
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Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 40; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-9592
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States