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A Comparison Of Solar Photothermal Coatings
Author(s): Philip Baumeister
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Paper Abstract

Various types of coatings have been considered as selective surfaces for solar photothermal energy collectors. These include the semiconductor overcoatinq of a metal, the lossy cavity, the artificial dielectric, the graded profile medium and the infrared reflector. These coatings are briefly described. Estimates are made of the cost of producing them en masse via electroplating, chemical deposition, sputtering, or vacuum evaporation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1977
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0085, Solar Energy Utilization II, (15 February 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.954939
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Philip Baumeister, Univ. Roch. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0085:
Solar Energy Utilization II

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