"Solar Steam Generation by Heat Localization" published in Nature Communications!

Event Date: June 19, 2014
DLS for Solar Steam Generation
Work conducted by Professor Marconnet and colleagues at MIT's NanoEngineering Group during and following her postdoc has been published in Nature Communications: "Solar Steam Generation by Heat Localization" by Hadi Ghasemi, George Ni, Amy Marconnet, James Loomis, Selcuk Yerci, Nenad Miljkovic, and Gang Chen.

The article discusses the development of a carbon-based structure (figure to right) to generate steam with low optical concentration and high optical-to-thermal efficiency. This new structure provides a novel approach to harvesting solar energy for a broad range of phase-change applications.

For more details, see the article in Nature Communications or the news feature from MIT News.