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sundug

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August 28, 2017—Researchers led by Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, along with colleagues at the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University and at Stanford University, have developed a new, scalable, and low-cost "dip and dry" method for fabricating a highly efficient selective solar absorber (SSA) that can harness and convert sunlight to heat for use in a wide range of energy-related applications, from heating water and generating steam to residential heating.
https://techxplore.com/news/2017-08-low-cost-method-solar-thermal-conversion-simpler.html

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I wonder if it will work on aluminum?

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I don't see why not
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My thought too.  It would be nice to know what "copper salt" they used.



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Article here, sadly it's not free:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201702156/full

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