The development and testing of emissivity enhancement coatings for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) radiator applications

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One requirement of a thermophotovoltaic (TPV) radiator is to efficiently emit photons at high temperatures to TPV cells for conversion to electric power. Because many candidate radiator materials with adequate structural properties display low emissivity, coatings or other surface modifications are required for enhancement of emissivity. Six plasma sprayed coatings and one textured surface demonstrated adequate thermal stability and emittance values of 0.8 or greater. Promising attributes of modified surfaces are identified.

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Cockeram, B.V.; Measures, D.P. & Mueller, A.J. March 1, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Bettis Atomic Power Lab., West Mifflin, PA (United States)
    Place of Publication: West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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One requirement of a thermophotovoltaic (TPV) radiator is to efficiently emit photons at high temperatures to TPV cells for conversion to electric power. Because many candidate radiator materials with adequate structural properties display low emissivity, coatings or other surface modifications are required for enhancement of emissivity. Six plasma sprayed coatings and one textured surface demonstrated adequate thermal stability and emittance values of 0.8 or greater. Promising attributes of modified surfaces are identified.

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18 p.

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OSTI as DE00756774

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  • International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA (US), 04/12/1999--04/15/1999

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  • Report No.: B-T-3238
  • Grant Number: AC11-98PN38206
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 756774
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Cockeram, B.V.; Measures, D.P. & Mueller, A.J. The development and testing of emissivity enhancement coatings for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) radiator applications, article, March 1, 1999; West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706889/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.