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The optical duality of tellurium nanoparticles for broadband solar energy harvesting and efficient photothermal conversion | Science Advances
Putting the tellurium nanoparticles directly in the water sounds like a bad plan for an industrial process, but this might lead to a better solid absorber for a thermal receiver?
tellurium  nanoparticle  broadband  solar  absorber  materials  science  research  technology  nanophotonic  photothermal  water  evaporation  seawaer  thermal  desalination  distillation 
august 2018 by asteroza
Optics InfoBase: Optics Express - Nanophotonic coherent imager
Interesting chipscale LIDAR that can somewhat avoid the need for mechanical scanning.
nanophotonic  coherent  imager  chip  LIDAR  sensor  semiconductor  materials  science  research  technology  optics  Delicious 
april 2015 by asteroza
Stanford scientists develop new type of solar structure that cools buildings in full sunlight
Weird passive panel cooling utilizing high reflectivity and spectrum gaps. Won't do you a lot of good if you are directly facing the heat source in question though...
panel  technology  thermal  narrowband  solar  research  heat  reflector  nanophotonic  science  materials  passive  broadband  emitter  management  nanotechnology  Delicious 
april 2013 by asteroza

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