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Nanomaterials 2015, 5(2), 814-825; doi:10.3390/nano5020814

Thermal Emission Control via Bandgap Engineering in Aperiodically Designed Nanophotonic Devices

Materials Physics Department, Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
Academic Editor: Lorenzo Rosa
Received: 22 April 2015 / Revised: 8 May 2015 / Accepted: 13 May 2015 / Published: 20 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials for Energy and Sustainability Applications)
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Aperiodic photonic crystals can open up novel routes for more efficient photon management due to increased degrees of freedom in their design along with the unique properties brought about by the long-range aperiodic order as compared to their periodic counterparts. In this work we first describe the fundamental notions underlying the idea of thermal emission/absorption control on the basis of the systematic use of aperiodic multilayer designs in photonic quasicrystals. Then, we illustrate the potential applications of this approach in order to enhance the performance of daytime radiative coolers and solar thermoelectric energy generators. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermal emission; aperiodic order; nanophotonics thermal emission; aperiodic order; nanophotonics
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Maciá, E. Thermal Emission Control via Bandgap Engineering in Aperiodically Designed Nanophotonic Devices. Nanomaterials 2015, 5, 814-825.

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