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Spectrally selective solar absorbing surface coatings prepared by a biomimetic technique
Author(s): Ralph Joerger; T. Klaus; Eva Olsson; Claes-Goeran Granqvist
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Paper Abstract

Silver-dielectric composite films were produced by a biomimetic technique, using the bacterial strain Pseudomonas stutzeri AG259 as a precursor for sol-gel-type deposition. Heat treated films backed by a metal displayed pronounced spectral selectivity of a kind that makes them interesting for photothermal conversion of solar energy. The optical properties could be reconciled with the Bruggeman effective medium theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3789, Solar Optical Materials XVI, (11 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.367566
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Ralph Joerger, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
T. Klaus, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
Eva Olsson, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
Claes-Goeran Granqvist, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3789:
Solar Optical Materials XVI
Carl M. Lampert; Claes-Goeran Granqvist, Editor(s)

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