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Fine tuning the spectral response of metal insulator composites for specific solar applications
Author(s): Geoffrey B. Smith; M. W. Ng; A. J. Reuben; Alex V. Radchik; S. Dligatch
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Paper Abstract

Theories developed to understand angular selective films, recent new deposition procedures , the structural information on the resulting films, and new advances in effective medium theories have together provided the insights into controlling the spectral optical response of cermets to a degree not previously realized. The key is understanding the resonance characteristics of cermets. Several factors play a role, but three have a prime influence. They are the spatial distribution of the metal particles (even more important than total content), the dielectric constant of the host material and the metal itself.

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Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2017, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XII, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161982
Show Author Affiliations
Geoffrey B. Smith, Univ. of Technology Sydney (Australia)
M. W. Ng, Univ. of Technology Sydney (Australia)
A. J. Reuben, Univ. of Technology Sydney (Australia)
Alex V. Radchik, Univ. of Technology Sydney (Australia)
S. Dligatch, Univ. of Technology Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2017:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XII
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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