Solar Materials Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125111607, 9780323142465

Solar Materials Science

1st Edition

Editors: Lawrence Murr
eBook ISBN: 9780323142465
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1980
Page Count: 800
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Solar Materials Science is a collection of lecture series on solar and other related energy technologies, sponsored by the New Mexico Joint Center for Materials Science. This book is divided into three sections encompassing 21 chapters that discuss the basic concepts of materials science, their utilization in solar technology, and examples of this utilization and the technology. The introductory chapters present an overview of the solar materials science and technology. Section I describes the optical properties, microstructure, and materials used in solar collectors and mirrors. This section also examines metals emissivity, spectral selectivity of composite for absorbers, and corrosion of solar thermal energy materials. Section II deals with the application of thermodynamic principles and reversible chemical reactions to solar storage systems. This section also considers the materials problems encountered during the development of thermochemical concepts and schemes. Section III focuses on the principles, materials used, and encountered problems in the development of photovoltaic systems. The optimization of solar conversion devices is also covered in this section. Undergraduate and graduate students in metallurgy, metallurgical and materials engineering, materials science, electrical and mechanical engineering, engineering science, and solid-state physics and chemistry will greatly benefit from this book.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Introduction to Solar Materials Science

Chapter 2 Introduction to the Role of Crystal Defects in Solar Materials

Chapter 3 Surface and Interface Studies and the Stability of Solid Solar Energy Materials

Section 1 Solar Collector (Photothermal) Materials

Chapter 4 The Optical Properties-Microstructure Relationship in Particulate Media: Optical Tailoring of Solar Absorbers

Chapter 5 Solar Mirror Materials: Their Properties and Uses in Solar Concentrating Collectors

Chapter 6 The Effect of Soiling on Solar Mirrors and Techniques Used to Maintain High Reflectivity

Chapter 7 The Emissivity of Metals

Chapter 8 Fundamental Limits to the Spectral Selectivity of Composite Materials

Chapter 9 Composite Film Selective-Absorbers

Chapter 10 Corrosion Science and Its Application to Solar Thermal Energy Material Problems

Section 2 Solar Storage and Thermochemical Materials

Chapter 11 Thermal Storage in Salt-Hydrates

Chapter 12 Thermodynamic Basis for Selecting Heat Storage Materials

Chapter 13 The Application of Reversible Chemical Reactions to Solar Thermal Energy Systems

Chapter 14 Materials Science Issues Encountered During the Development of Thermochemical Concepts

Section 3 Solar Conversion (Photovoltaic) Materials

Chapter 15 Introduction to Photovoltaics: Physics, Materials, and Technology

Chapter 16 Research and Device Problems in Photovoltaics

Chapter 17 Heterojunctions for Thin Film Solar Cells

Chapter 18 The Optimization of Solar Conversion Devices

Chapter 19 Introduction to Basic Aspects of Plasma-Deposited Amorphous Semiconductor Alloys in Photovoltaic Conversion

Problems and References

Chapter 20 Problems and References

Problem Solutions and Discussion

Chapter 21 Problem Solutions and Discussion



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Lawrence Murr

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