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High durability solar absorptive coating and methods for making same

United States Patent

9,499,699
November 22, 2016
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The present invention relates to solar absorptive coatings including a ceramic material. In particular, the coatings of the invention are laser-treated to further enhance the solar absorptivity of the material. Methods of making and using such materials are also described.
Hall; Aaron C. (Albuquerque, NM), Adams; David P. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 632,838
February 26, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.