Patent Issued on "Localized Solar Collectors"
|Event Date:||October 4, 2016|
This work was also 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 information see:
Nature Communications Article: http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms5449