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Cost-Effective PbS-Al Selective Solar-Absorbing Panel
Author(s): Thomas J. McMahon; Donald L. Stierwalt
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Paper Abstract

The PbS-Al solar panel absorbs 0.90 of the incident solar energy at sea level while having a 258°C blackbody emissivity of 0.038. This value can be achieved in a reproducible manner on aluminum-coated aluminum substrates with a single layer of PbS evaporated in standard vacuum to a thickness of 1100 Α.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 1976
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0068, Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I, (16 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.978116
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Thomas J. McMahon, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
Donald L. Stierwalt, Naval Electronics Laboratory Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0068:
Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I
Yale Katz, Editor(s)

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