Detailed balance method for ideal single-stage fluorescent collectors

Markvart, T. (2006) Detailed balance method for ideal single-stage fluorescent collectors. Journal of Applied Physics, 99, (026101), 1-3. (doi:10.1063/1.2160710).


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It is shown that fluorescent collectors where radiation is confined with the use of selective reflectors can be modeled as converters of blackbody radiation. By decreasing the temperature and frequency of the radiation, the effective étendue of the emitted beam can be reduced substantially in the conversion process without violating the second law of thermodynamics. This type of collector can, in principle, achieve surprisingly high efficiencies: the output from a silicon solar cell operating with an ideal collector can exceed 90% of the output from a directly illuminated solar cell

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1063/1.2160710
ISSNs: 0021-8979 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 23849
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January 2006Published
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:44

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