Spectrally selective CrMoN/CrON tandem absorber for mid-temperature solar thermal applications

Selvakumar, N and Santhosh Kumar, S and Sohini, Basu and Biswas, A and Barshilia, Harish C Spectrally selective CrMoN/CrON tandem absorber for mid-temperature solar thermal applications. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 109. pp. 97-103. ISSN 0927-0248

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CrMoN(H)/CrMoN(L)/CrON tandem absorber was deposited on stainless steel (SS) and aluminium (Al) substrates by sputtering method. The nitrogen flow rate was varied in order to obtain the CrMoN(H) (high metal content) and CrMoN(L) (low metal content) layers. The structural properties of the coatings were studied using X-ray diffraction technique. The optimized tandem absorber on SS substrate exhibited high absorptance in the range of 0.90-0.92 and emittance in the range of 0.13-0.15. The optical constants of CrMoN(H), CrMoN(L) and CrON layers were obtained from spectroscopic ellipsometric measurements. The optical constants data revealed that the CrMoN(H) layer is the main absorber layer in the tandem absorber. The tandem absorber deposited on SS substrates was thermally stable up to 425 and 500C in air and vacuum for 7 hrs, respectively. The changes in the chemical composition of the tandem absorber were studied by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and micro-Raman spectroscopy techniques. The tandem absorber deposited on Al substrates qualified the performance criterion evaluation test and the service life time of the coating is more than 25 years.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: RENEWABLE ENERGY > Solar Energy
Depositing User: Mr N Selvakumar
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 04:19
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 08:48
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11369

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