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New solar absorber could improve efficiency of solar thermal technology

June 15, 2016

Masdar Institute-MIT team develops device that harnesses more sunlight, enhancing efficiency of heat production.

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By patterning a solar absorber with tiny holes with diameters less than 400 nanometers, an MIT-Masdar Institute team has enhanced the range of solar energy that the device can absorb. Here, Masdar Institute postdoc Jin You Lu characterizes the nanoporous solar absorber using UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy. Photo: Tahra Al Hammadi/Masdar Institute News

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