Definition of thermophotovoltaic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌTHərmōˌfōtōvälˈtā-ik/ /-vōl-/ /-vôl-/


(abbreviation TPV)
Denoting or relating to the capacity to convert infrared radiation (i.e. radiant heat) into electricity.
Example sentences
  • They were developing electric generators powered by radiant heat, as from a furnace, falling onto thermophotovoltaic cells.
  • Using a finer version of the tungsten mesh with thermophotovoltaic devices might improve their performance.
  • The use of a radiant burner of this type in a thermophotovoltaic generator currently causes problems in that the hot combustion gases flow to the photocell.
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