27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Effect of film thickness on pulsed laser deposited optically selective solar absorbers

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track F - Applied and Industrial Physics


Mr Brian Yalisi (CSIR, UKZN)


Carbon nanotubes embedded in NiO have been ablated onto aluminium by varying deposition time/thickness using pulsed laser deposition for selective solar absorber coatings. It has been noted that the absorptance increases as the thickness increases for all carbon concentrations. A maximum solar absorptance of 91 % has been achieved so far.

Primary author

Mr Brian Yalisi (CSIR, UKZN)


Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR, UKZN) Mr Ngcali Tile (CSIR, UKZN) Dr Roro Kittessa (CSIR)

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