Frontiers in Energy

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 158–168 | Cite as

Design and analysis of Salisbury screens and Jaumann absorbers for solar radiation absorption

  • Xing Fang
  • C. Y. Zhao
  • Hua Bao
Research Article


Two types of resonance absorbers, i.e., Salisbury screens and Jaumann absorbers are systematically investigated in solar radiation absorption. Salisbury screen is a metal-dielectric-metal structure which overcomes the drawback of bulky thickness for solar spectrum. Such structures have a good spectral selective absorption property, which is also insensitive to incident angles and polarizations. To further broaden absorption bandwidth, more metal and dielectric films are taken in the structure to form Jaumann absorbers. To design optimized structural parameters, the admittance matching equations have been derived in this paper to give good initial structures, which are valuable for the following optimization. Moreover, the analysis of admittance loci has been conducted to directly show the effect of each layer on the spectral absorptivity, and then the effect of thin films is well understood. Since the fabrication of these layered absorbers is much easier than that of other nanostructured absorbers, Salisbury screen and Jaumann absorbers have a great potential in large-area applications.


thin films admittance loci solar absorber 


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This work was supported by Shanghai Key Fundamental Research (Grant No. 16JC1403200), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51636004 and 51476097).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Engineering ThermophysicsShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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