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Title: Mercapto-based coupling agent for improved thermophotovoltaic device back surface reflector adhesion and reflectance

A back surface reflector (BSR) is described. The BSR includes a reflecting layer, a substrate and an adhesion layer between the reflecting layer and the substrate. The adhesion layer includes 3-mercaptopropyl (trimethoxy) silane (a.k.a. Merc).
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1327887
Report Number(s):
9,461,191
14/187,666
DOE Contract Number:
AC11-98PN38206
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 24
Research Org:
Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (BAPL), West Mifflin, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION