Selective solar absorption of chemically etched aluminum-silicon films

G. A. Niklasson, Harold G. Craighead

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Electron-beam evaporated aluminum-silicon composites were chemically etched in a NaOH solution. This treatment produced a textured surface with high solar absorptance and low thermal emittance. The optical properties were qualitatively described by a graded refractive index model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5488-5490
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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