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Printed and Flexible Electronics
PARC is modeling people’s behavior in social systems to develop solutions that enhance the usability and value of social analytics and collaboration systems.
PARC is developing a spectrally-selective metamaterial emitter with an engineered emission spectrum that matches the spectral response of a low-bandgap photovoltaic (PV) cell (e.g. made of GaSb), allowing for an efficient way to convert heat directly and efficiently to electricity.
This paper describes a particular high-performance CPV solution which compared to average flat-plate PV, uses 1/500th as much PV material and produces nearly twice as much electricity for a given collection area. The proposed solution is also smaller, cheaper, and easier to manufacture. These improvements enable generating electricity at less than half the cost possible with existing flat-plate technologies, potentially opening large new markets for clean solar energy.
Metamaterials (i.e., engineered electromagnetic structures), are poised to disrupt industries, create entirely new markets, and change society. The ability to design and fabricate materials with new functionalities opens the door to a new world of possibilities ¾it is now possible to realize Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak and optical black holes, which we once thought was impossible. Beyond the realms of science fiction, metamaterials can be tailored to either augment the functionality of existing devices or create new devices with superior performances.