Hafnium and tantalum carbides for high temperature solar receivers

Year: 2011

Authors: Sani E., Mercatelli L., Fontani D., Sans J.-L., Sciti D.

Autors Affiliation: CNR – National Institute of Optics, largo E. Fermi, 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy; PROMES-CNRS Processes, Materials and Solar Energy Laboratory, 7 rue du Four Solaire, 66120 Font Romeu, France; CNR-ISTEC Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, Via Granarolo, 64, 48018 Faenza (RA), Italy

Abstract: Solar thermal technology is a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective energy supply. The present paper reports on the comparative high-temperature emissivity characterization of hafnium and tantalum carbide ultra-high temperature ceramics to evaluate their potential as novel absorbing materials for concentrating solar power plants. For a more meaningful property assessment, ultra-high temperature ceramic samples have been compared also with silicon carbide, a material already used in volumetric solar receivers. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3662099]


Volume: 3 (6)      Pages from: 063107  to: 063107

More Information: Financial support by the Access to Research Infrastructures activity in the 7th Framework Programme of the EU (SFERA Grant Agreement No. 228296) is gratefully acknowledged. Thanks are due to the PROMES Director and PROMES Researchers for the use of facilities.
DOI: 10.1063/1.3662099

Citations: 34
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