Seminars
Thermal Photonics and Thermophotovoltaics: the Power of the Near-Field.
August 24th, 2021 GEORGIA T. PAPADAKIS Thermal Photonics
ICFO

Tailoring light-matter interactions in the nanoscale creates opportunities for controlling the flow of heat in the form of thermal radiation, with various applications in imaging, spectroscopy, sensing and renewable energy. In this lecture, we will particularly discuss how nanoscale photonic engineering can yield radiative heat transfer that significantly exceeds the blackbody limit, and how this effect can lead to ultra-efficient heat-to-electricity conversion with thermophotovoltaic systems. Using the principles of detailed balance, we will analyze the physics that lead to very large current and voltage characteristics (Isc, Voc), making thermophotovoltaic systems a relevant solid-state and carbon-free future technology for low-grade waste heat recovery.


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