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Optical Analysis of Variable Aperture Mechanism for a Solar Reactor

@article{Menon2011OpticalAO,
  title={Optical Analysis of Variable Aperture Mechanism for a Solar Reactor},
  author={Akanksha K. Menon and Nesrin Ozalp},
  journal={World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={2436-2440}
}
  • Akanksha K. MenonNesrin Ozalp
  • Published 24 November 2011
  • Physics, Engineering
  • World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering
Solar energy is not only sustainable but also a clean alternative to be used as source of high temperature heat for many processes and power generation. However, the major drawback of solar energy is its transient nature. Especially in solar thermochemical processing, it is crucial to maintain constant or semiconstant temperatures inside the solar reactor. In our laboratory, we have developed a mechanism allowing us to achieve semi-constant temperature inside the solar reactor. In this paper… 
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