By Thomas Bauer

Thermophotovoltaics is the technology and expertise linked to the direct iteration of electrical energy from extreme temperature warmth. capability functions comprise mixed warmth and tool, transportable and auxiliary energy, radioisotope area strength, commercial waste warmth restoration and centred solar energy. This ebook goals at serving as an creation to the underlying conception, evaluation of state-of-the-art parts and approach preparations, and replace of the newest advancements within the box. The emphasis is put on the knowledge of the severe points of effective thermophotovoltaic process layout. the purpose is to aid researchers within the field.

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