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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1977
  • pp: 2806–2809

Silicon films as selective absorbers for solar energy conversion

D. E. Ackley and J. Tauc  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 2806-2809 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.16.002806


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Abstract

The optical constants below the fundamental absorption edge (up to 5 μm) of silicon single crystals and sputtered amorphous silicon films at high temperatures (up to 800°C) have been determined and the photothermal efficiencies of silicon–metal selective absorbers for thermal solar energy conversion calculated.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 1977
Published: November 1, 1977

Citation
D. E. Ackley and J. Tauc, "Silicon films as selective absorbers for solar energy conversion," Appl. Opt. 16, 2806-2809 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-16-11-2806


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