Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) device

Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) device
  A device that converts secondary thermal radiation, re-emitted by an absorber or heat source, into electricity; The device is designed for maximum efficiency at the wavelength of the secondary radiation.
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