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Solar absorbers using 1D and 2D periodic nanostructured nickel films

Ahmad, N; Stokes, J; Cryan, M J

Authors

N Ahmad

J Stokes

M J Cryan



Abstract

This paper presents results obtained from finite difference time domain and transfer matrix method modelling of nickel thin films. It is shown that by adding a periodic 1D grating to the surface of the nickel its optical absorption over the 300 nm–1000 nm spectral range can be dramatically increased. 2D gratings show excellent polarization independence making them ideally suited to high temperature solar thermal applications.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2014
Journal Journal of Optics
Print ISSN 2040-8978
Electronic ISSN 2040-8986
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 12
Article Number 125003
APA6 Citation Ahmad, N., Stokes, J., & Cryan, M. J. (2014). Solar absorbers using 1D and 2D periodic nanostructured nickel films. Journal of Optics, 16(12), doi:10.1088/2040-8978/16/12/125003
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/16/12/125003
Publisher URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2040-8978/16/12/125003/meta


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