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thermophotovoltaic

Syllabification: ther·mo·pho·to·vol·ta·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌTHərmōˌfōtōvälˈtā-ik, -vōl-, -vôl-
 
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Definition of thermophotovoltaic in English:

adjective

(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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