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BPN885: Transition Metal Carbide-Based Membrane for Solar-Water Energy Harvesting

Project ID BPN885
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Start Date Tue 2018-Jan-23 18:14:28
Last Updated Mon 2018-Jan-29 18:27:04
Abstract Solar-enabled evaporation is a solar-energy-harvesting technology that can be used in modern power plants, chemical plants, and seawater desalination plants. A new type of nanostructured laterally assembled two-dimensional carbide (MoC0.66) membrane is manufactured using CO2 laser ablation and vacuum filtration. With high absorption efficiency in a wide spectrum range from visible light to IR, the membrane functions as photo-absorber. With a carbide membrane on top of water, the evaporation under energy input is greatly promoted. Meanwhile, evaporation enabled water flow in the hierarchically porous 2D carbide membrane also has the potential of voltage generation. Such carbide membrane has great potential in water-related energy harvesting and renewable energy.
Status New
Funding Source BSAC Member Fees
IAB Research Area Micropower
Researcher(s) Xining Zang
Advisor(s) Liwei Lin
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