Small particles may produce big solar-power harvest

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Small particles may produce big solar-power harvest

Posted: April 29, 2011

Could nanotechnology provide a key to more effectively harnessing the power of the sun?

Arizona State University engineers are conducting promising experiments in using graphite nanoparticles mixed with a mineral oil to produce a more efficient transfer of solar heat into electrical energy.

Details are given in an interview on a solar power industry news website with Patrick Phelan, a professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and engineering doctoral student Rob Taylor.

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CSP Today
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