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dc.contributor.authorHong, Seunghyun
dc.contributor.authorShi, Yusuf
dc.contributor.authorLi, Renyuan
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Chenlin
dc.contributor.authorJin, Yong
dc.contributor.authorWang, Peng
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-31T13:29:53Z
dc.date.available2018-12-31T13:29:53Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-15
dc.identifier.citationHong S, Shi Y, Li R, Zhang C, Jin Y, et al. (2018) Nature-Inspired, 3D Origami Solar Steam Generator toward Near Full Utilization of Solar Energy. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10: 28517–28524. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b07150.
dc.identifier.issn1944-8244
dc.identifier.issn1944-8252
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acsami.8b07150
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/630512
dc.description.abstractSolar steam generation, due to its capability of producing clean water directly by solar energy, is emerging as a promising eco-friendly and energy-efficient technology to address global challenges of water crisis and energy shortage. Although diverse materials and architectures have been explored to improve solar energy utilization, high efficiency in solar steam generation could be accomplished only with external optical and thermal management. For the first time, we report a deployable, three-dimensional (3D) origami-based solar steam generator capable of near full utilization of solar energy. This auxetic platform is designed based on Miura-ori tessellation and is able to efficiently recover radiative and convective heat loss as well as to trap solar energy via its periodic concavity pattern. The 3D solar steam generator device with a nanocarbon composite of graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes being photothermal component in this work shows a very strong dependence between its solar energy efficiency and surface areal density. The device yields an extraordinary solar energy efficiency close to 100% under 1 sun illumination at a highly folded configuration. The 3D origami device can withstand a great number of folding and unfolding cycles and shows unimpaired solar steam generation performances. The unique structural feature of the 3D origami structure offers a new insight into the future development of highly efficient and easily deployable solar steam generator.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) center competitive fund (CCF) awarded to Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) and KAUST Solar Center (KSC).
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.8b07150
dc.subjectSolar energy utilization
dc.subjectPhotothermal Conversion
dc.subjectCarbon Nanocomposites
dc.subjectSolar Steam Generation
dc.subjectMiura Origami
dc.titleNature-Inspired, 3D Origami Solar Steam Generator toward Near Full Utilization of Solar Energy
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journalACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
kaust.personHong, Seunghyun
kaust.personShi, Yusuf
kaust.personLi, Renyuan
kaust.personZhang,Chenlin
kaust.personJin, Yong
kaust.personWang, Peng
dc.date.published-online2018-08-15
dc.date.published-print2018-08-29


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