A solar selective coating has been fabricated by capping black zinc oxide with a transparent zinc oxide heat mirror film. Deposition onto glass substrates was accomplished by reactive bias sputtering. The zinc oxide multilayer structure had a solar absorptance of 0.90 and an IR emittance of 0.26. Suggestions are made for significant improvement of solar selective performance.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 28, 1986
Published: August 15, 1986
M. J. Brett, R. R. Parsons, and H. P. Baltes, "Zinc oxide multilayers for solar collector coatings," Appl. Opt. 25, 2712-2714 (1986)