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Agglomeration Of Thin Metal Films Used In Solar Conversion Devices
Author(s): Richard R. Zito
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Paper Abstract

The agglomeration of Ni, Cr, Pt, and Rh films heated in air is discussed. Films of Pt and Rh require -1000°C before agglomeration occurs, whereas films of Cr and Ni require from 300°C to 400°C. This suggests that selective surfaces employing Pt or Rh thermal infrared reflective layers may have a long lifetime at very high temperatures. One such Pt selective surface is briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0324, Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications, (12 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933256
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Richard R. Zito, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0324:
Optical Coatings for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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