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Tailoring photonic metamaterial resonances for thermal radiation

Overview of attention for article published in Nanoscale Research Letters, October 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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Title
Tailoring photonic metamaterial resonances for thermal radiation
Published in
Nanoscale Research Letters, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/1556-276x-6-549
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Authors

Peter Bermel, Michael Ghebrebrhan, Michael Harradon, Yi Xiang Yeng, Ivan Celanovic, John D Joannopoulos, Marin Soljacic

Abstract

Selective solar absorbers generally have limited effectiveness in unconcentrated sunlight, because of reradiation losses over a broad range of wavelengths and angles. However, metamaterials offer the potential to limit radiation exchange to a proscribed range of angles and wavelengths, which has the potential to dramatically boost performance. After globally optimizing one particular class of such designs, we find thermal transfer efficiencies of 78% at temperatures over 1,000°C, with overall system energy conversion efficiencies of 37%, exceeding the Shockley-Quiesser efficiency limit of 31% for photovoltaic conversion under unconcentrated sunlight. This represents a 250% increase in efficiency and 94% decrease in selective emitter area compared to a standard, angular-insensitive selective absorber.PACS: 42.70.Qs; 81.05.Xj; 78.67.Pt; 42.79.Ek.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 6%
Unknown 99 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 38%
Researcher 22 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 11%
Student > Master 8 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 6%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 5 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 42 40%
Physics and Astronomy 33 31%
Materials Science 12 11%
Chemistry 5 5%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 9 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 September 2018.
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#1,182,796
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#13,702
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#3
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