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The effects of pores on the emitter performance have not been studied well due to the complexity. In this letter, we reveal the effects by analyzing the thermal emission spectra of garnet (Yb3Ga5O12) emitters by using a Kubelka-Munk-(KM) like two-flux model. We demonstrate that the emitter performance can be maximized by optimizing the porosity.

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The promissing porous emitters can be designed by this proposed simple optical model.


It's a great pleasure to show such a beautiful example of colabration between theory and experiment.

Masayoshi Sumino

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This page is a summary of: Porosity optimization of rare-earth oxide emitters for thermophotovoltaics, Applied Physics Letters, December 2018, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/1.5047264.
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