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Metallic Layer-By-Layer Photonic Crystals For Linearly-Polarized Thermal Emission And Thermophotovoltaic Device Including Same, Jae-Hwang Lee, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant Jul 2016

Metallic Layer-By-Layer Photonic Crystals For Linearly-Polarized Thermal Emission And Thermophotovoltaic Device Including Same, Jae-Hwang Lee, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant

Iowa State University Patents

Metallic thermal emitters consisting of two layers of differently structured nickel gratings on a homogeneous nickel layer are fabricated by soft lithography and studied for polarized thermal radiation. A thermal emitter in combination with a sub-wavelength grating shows a high extinction ratio, with a maximum value close to 5, in a wide mid-infrared range from 3.2 to 7.8 μm, as well as high emissivity up to 0.65 at a wavelength of 3.7 μm. All measurements show good agreement with theoretical predictions. Numerical simulations reveal that a high electric field exists within the localized air space surrounded ...


Multi-Channel Polarized Thermal Emitter, Jae-Hwang Lee, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant Jul 2013

Multi-Channel Polarized Thermal Emitter, Jae-Hwang Lee, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant

Iowa State University Patents

A multi-channel polarized thermal emitter (PTE) is presented. The multi-channelPTE can emit polarized thermal radiation without using a polarizer at normal emergence. The multi-channel PTE consists of two layers of metallic gratings on a monolithic and homogeneous metallic plate. It can be fabricated by a low-cost soft lithography technique called two-polymer microtransfer molding. The spectral positions of the mid-infrared (MIR) radiation peaks can be tuned by changing the periodicity of the gratings and the spectral separation between peaks are tuned by changing the mutual angle between the orientations of the two gratings.


Method Of Making Active Magnetic Refrigerant, Colossal Magnetostriction And Giant Magnetoresistive Materials Based On Gd-Si-Ge Alloys, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Alexandra O. Pecharsky, Vitalij K. Pecharsky Jul 2003

Method Of Making Active Magnetic Refrigerant, Colossal Magnetostriction And Giant Magnetoresistive Materials Based On Gd-Si-Ge Alloys, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Alexandra O. Pecharsky, Vitalij K. Pecharsky

Iowa State University Patents

Method of making an active magnetic refrigerant represented by Gd5(SixGe1−x)4alloy for 0≦x≦1.0 comprising placing amounts of the commercially pure Gd, Si,and Ge charge components in a crucible, heating the charge contents under subambient pressure to a melting temperature of the alloy for a time sufficient to homogenize the alloy and oxidize carbon with oxygen present in the Gd charge component to reduce carbon, rapidly solidifying the alloy in the crucible, and heat treating the solidified alloy at a temperature below the melting temperature for a time effective to ...