Robots & Machines

Solar Power Material Converts 90 Percent Of Captured Light Into Heat

 

  • The silicon boride-coated nanoshell material was created by Sungho Jin, a professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Jin, along with professor Zhaowei Liu of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering professor Renkun Chen
  • The material features a “multiscale” surface created by using particles of many sizes ranging from 10 nanometers to 10 micrometers
  • The material is designed to maximize sun light absorption and minimize the loss of light

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