Karuppiah, N. and John, S. (2000) Characterization of electrodeposited nickel-cobalt based selective coatings for solar thermal energy conversion. Bulletin of Electrochemistry , 16 (2). pp. 71-74. ISSN 0256-1654

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Solar thermal collectors represent a widespread type of system to convert solar energy. The economic viability of applications of solar energy may be improved by increasing the quantity of usable energy delivered per unit area of collector. This is achieved by the use of selective black coatings which have a high degree of solar absorption, maintaining high energy input to the solar system, while simultaneously suppressing the emission of thermal infrared radiation. A new electrolyte has been developed for the deposition of black nickel-cobalt selective absorber coatings useful in solar collectors for photothermal conversion of solar energy. The influence of electrolyte composition and operating parameters on the properties of black nickel-cobalt coatings are reported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Selective coatings; black nickel-cobalt; optical properties
Subjects: Industrial Metal Finishing
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 09:09
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 09:09
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/961

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