We analyze a near-field thermoradiative device that consists of an indium arsenide-based photodiode under negative illumination. We analyze a possible enhancement of conversion efficiency by use of hyperbolic metamaterial (HMM) in place of bulk metallic heat sink. A stack of alternating thin-films of metal [zirconium carbide (ZrC)] and dielectric [silicon dioxide (SiO2)] is chosen to be the HMM under investigation. The presence of hyperbolic modes creates additional channels of near-field radiative transfer. An increased power density is predicted without a compromise in system efficiency.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics