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dc.contributor.authorCooper, Thomas A
dc.contributor.authorZandavi, Seyed Hadi
dc.contributor.authorNi, George Wei
dc.contributor.authorTsurimaki, Yoichiro
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yi
dc.contributor.authorBoriskina, Svetlana V
dc.contributor.authorChen, Gang
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-23T18:50:39Z
dc.date.available2020-12-23T18:50:39Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.date.submitted2018-03
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/128913
dc.description.abstractSteam generation using solar energy provides the basis for many sustainable desalination, sanitization, and process heating technologies. Recently, interest has arisen for low-cost floating structures that absorb solar radiation and transfer energy to water via thermal conduction, driving evaporation. However, contact between water and the structure leads to fouling and pins the vapour temperature near the boiling point. Here we demonstrate solar-driven evaporation using a structure not in contact with water. The structure absorbs solar radiation and re-radiates infrared photons, which are directly absorbed by the water within a sub-100 μm penetration depth. Due to the physical separation from the water, fouling is entirely avoided. Due to the thermal separation, the structure is no longer pinned at the boiling point, and is used to superheat the generated steam. We generate steam with temperatures up to 133 °C, demonstrating superheated steam in a non-pressurized system under one sun illumination.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07494-2en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licenseen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceNatureen_US
dc.titleContactless steam generation and superheating under one sun illuminationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationCooper, Thomas A.et al. “Contactless Steam Generation and Superheating Under One Sun Illumination.” Nature Communications 9, 1 (December 2018): 5086 © 2018 The Author(s)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.journalNature Communicationsen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2019-03-01T14:09:56Z
dspace.orderedauthorsCooper, Thomas A.; Zandavi, Seyed H.; Ni, George W.; Tsurimaki, Yoichiro; Huang, Yi; Boriskina, Svetlana V.; Chen, Gangen_US
dspace.embargo.termsNen_US
dspace.date.submission2019-04-04T15:33:48Z
mit.journal.volume9en_US
mit.journal.issue1en_US
mit.licensePUBLISHER_CCen_US


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