New optical systems for the solar generation of nanomaterials Conference Paper uri icon


  • New strategies for the efficient use of concentrated sunlight to synthesize carbon nanomaterials are described-approaches that offer a potentially far less expensive production facility that is also amenable to being scaled up, in contrast to the conventional costly technologies of laser ablation furnaces and plasma discharge chambers. Our designs employ solar fiber-optic mini-concentrators that completely decouple the collection and remote indoor delivery of solar radiation into a high-temperature nanomaterial reactor …

publication date

  • January 8, 2004