Photon Entropy Control and Near-Field Radiative Coupling Improve Efficiency of Thermoradiative Cells
Author(s)Hsu, Wei-Chun; Tong, Jonathan K.; Liao, Bolin; Huang, Yi; Boriskina, Svetlana V; Chen, Gang; ... Show more Show less
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Efficiency of thermoradiative cells can be increased by selecting high-entropy infrared photons for radiative energy exchange. Near-field coupling to phonon polaritons in the heat sink further increases both conversion efficiency and power density.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Frontiers in Optics 2016
Hsu, Wei-Chun et al. “Photon Entropy Control and Near-Field Radiative Coupling Improve Efficiency of Thermoradiative Cells.” OSA, 2016.
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