Super-Planckian Thermophotovoltaics Without Vacuum Gaps

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  • Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Abstract

We introduce the concept of a thermophotovoltaic system whose emitter is separated from the photovoltaic cell by an intermediate thick slab of gallium arsenide. Owing to the engineered structure of the emitter (a multilayer structure of negative- and positive-epsilon layers) together with a high refractiveindex and transparency of the intermediate slab, we achieve a super-Planckian and frequency-selective spectrum of radiative heat transfer which is desirable for the efficient performance of thermophotovoltaic systems.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number054020
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Volume8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • RADIATIVE HEAT-TRANSFER, HYPERBOLIC METAMATERIALS, THERMAL-RADIATION, POWER GENERATORS, SURFACE-MODES, TEMPERATURE, PERFORMANCE, IMPACTS, SYSTEMS, LIMIT

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