We thank Dr. D'Urso at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for guidance in the past years. This project is supported by a New Investigator Research Award from the James and Esther King Biomedical Program of the Florida Department of Health, a Starter G award from the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, a grant from the Florida Space Grant Consortium, and an in-house research grant from the University of Central Florida (UCF).
Engineering Three-Dimensional Micromirror Arrays by Fiber-Drawing Nanomanufacturing for Solar Energy Conversion†
Article first published online: 1 SEP 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 20, Issue 19, pages 3734–3738, October 2, 2008
How to Cite
Ma, Z., Ma, L. and Su, M. (2008), Engineering Three-Dimensional Micromirror Arrays by Fiber-Drawing Nanomanufacturing for Solar Energy Conversion. Adv. Mater., 20: 3734–3738. doi: 10.1002/adma.200703001
- Issue published online: 25 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 1 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 12 JUN 2008
- Manuscript Received: 3 DEC 2007
- University of Central Florida (UCF)
- cone angle;
- dye-sensitized solar cell;
- fiber-drawing nanomanufacturing;
Fiber-drawing nanomanufacturing is used for the large scale fabrication of glass micromirror arrays with three-dimensional order by differential chemical etching. The arrays can deflect 97% of the incident light away from the incident direction, thus making novel substrates ideal for increased optical paths for a variety of optoelectronic applications including solar cells.