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  • 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)

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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.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

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

D. E. Ackley and J. Tauc, "Silicon films as selective absorbers for solar energy conversion," Appl. Opt. 16, 2806-2809 (1977)

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