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Low-cost black Cu–Ni alloy coatings for solar selective applications

Tharamani, CN and Mayanna, SM (2007) Low-cost black Cu–Ni alloy coatings for solar selective applications. In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 91 (8). pp. 664-669.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2006.12.004


The development of the Cu–Ni alloy coating as a selective surface for solar energy use is reported. The coatings were deposited by electrodeposition using Hull cell. Effects of electrolyte concentration and operating parameters on the appearance and optical properties of the coating were studied. Deposition parameters were optimized to achieve high solar absorptance alpha $\alpha = 0.94$ and low emittance epsilon $\epsilon = 0.08$. The elemental composition and morphology were evaluated by SEM and energy dispersive X-ray diffraction analysis EDAX). The coating may be promising for solar collector panels used in domestic water heaters.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Solar selective coatings;Cu–Ni alloy;Absorptance;Emittance; Hull cell
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2012 06:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11592

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