Tobias Burger, Caroline Sempere and Andrej Lenert, Nanoscale Energy Transport, 2020.
This book chapter in Nanoscale Energy Transport reviews the development of thermophotovoltaic energy conversion and advancements in materials and fabrication of thermophotovoltaic devices.
A.J. Hill, C. Y. Seo, X. Chen, A. Bhat, G. B. Fisher, A. Lenert*, J. W. Schwank*. ACS Catalysis, 2019.
This work, led by Alex Hill, in collaboration with Johannes Schwank, investigates how core@shell catalysts can favorably restructure at elevated temperatures, producing highly active catalytic sites.
V. K. Raman, T. Burger, and A. Lenert. Optics Express, 2019.
This work suggests a way to minimize the gap between lab and prototype efficiencies of TPV systems by making them more tolerant of parasitic absorption.
A. Lenert, Y. Zheng, S. Shen. Journal of Photonics for Energy, 2019.
This guest editorial introduces the special issue and highlights recent developments in the field.
S. McSherry, T. Burger, and A. Lenert. Journal of Photonics for Energy, 2019.
This work, led by Sean McSherry, looks at how near-field electroluminescence enhances the energy flux in solid-state heat engines and which heat engines benefit from near-monochromatic emission.
T. Burger, D. Fan, K. Lee, S.R. Forrest, A. Lenert. ACS Photonics, 2018.
This work, led by Tobias Burger, in collaboration with Stephen Forrest’s group, proposes strategies for enhancing the spectral selectivity of thin-film III-V thermophotovoltaic cells and evaluates their impact on efficiency.
H. Kim, A. Lenert. Journal of Optics, 2018.
This paper, led by Hannah Kim, proposes a new approach for radiative cooling to low temperatures using infrared-transparent nanoporous materials, and develops a model for evaluating various structures and material compositions. *special issue on new materials for nanophotonics
D.M. Bierman, A. Lenert, M.A. Kats, Y. Zhou, S. Zhang, M. De La Ossa, S. Ramanathan, F. Capasso, E.N. Wang. Physical Review Applied, 2018.
This paper, by Andrej Lenert and colleagues at MIT, Harvard, Purdue, and U-Wisconsin, describes a radiative thermal runaway phenomenon observed due to a VO2 solid phase transition. *Highlighted by PR Applied: Editor’s Suggestions
A.A. Gunay, H. Kim, N. Nagarajan, M. Lopez, R. Kantharaj, A. Alsaati, A. Marconnet, A. Lenert, N. Miljkovic. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10 (15), p. 12603–12611, 2018.
This paper, co-authored by Hannah Kim, looks at the effects of hydrophobicity of transparent aerogels on solar thermal energy conversion.
Y. Kim, A. Lenert, E. Meyhofer, P. Reddy. Applied Physics Letters, 109, p. 033102, 2016.
*Highlighted by APL: Editor’s Pick
D.M. Bierman, A. Lenert, W.R. Chan, B. Bhatia, I. Celanović, M. Soljačić, E.N. Wang. Nature Energy, 1(6), p. 16068, 2016.
*Selected by MIT Tech Review: 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2017, The Biggest Clean Energy Advances in 2016
D.M. Bierman, A. Lenert, E.N. Wang. Applied Physics Letters, 109 (24), 243904, 2016.