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Photothermal conversion characteristics of gold nanoparticles under different filter conditions

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  • Hui Zhang
  • Haijian Yang
  • Hui-Jiuan Chen
  • Xiaoze Du
  • Dongsheng Wen
  • Hongwei Wu
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
Early online date19 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2017


In this article, plasmonic nanopaerticles (PNP) were used to improve the solar thermal conversion efficiency and the abortion prosperity under eight different wavelength spectrum was compared. Gold nanoparticles (GNP) is synthesized through an improved citrate-reduction method, which was used to illustrate the photo-thermal conversion of PNPs under a solar simulator with eight filters. Experimental results showed that the best light intensities at wavelength of 710 nm could reach 0.004 W/cm2 when applied to two suns. With the increase of the irradiation time, the GNP temperature increased linearly and the temperature could be increased by 3.5 K within 300 s. In addition, there were no infrared, no visible light, and no UV filters utilized to compare GNP photothermal conversion efficiencies in three main spectrum regions. As eight filters were applied in the current experiment, more specified wavelength spectrum and longer time need to be tested for the purpose of optimisation.


This document is the accepted manuscript version of the following article: H. Zhang, H, Yang, H. J. Chen, X. Du, D. Wen, and H. Wu, ‘Photothermal conversion characteristics of gold nanoparticles under different filter conditions’, Energy, Vol. 141: 32-39, September 2017. Under embargo. Embargo end date: 19 September 2018. The final, published version is available online at doi: © 2017 Elsevier.

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