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Mesodyne’s patented LightCell™ power generator converts any fuel into electricity via light - increasing the endurance of small systems by 10X over batteries.
Mesodyne’s patented LightCell™ power generator converts any fuel into electricity via light. The core of the LightCell is a nanophotonic material that is engineered to only emit certain wavelengths of light when heated. The back of this material is heated to incandescence by a novel microcombustor and the light emitted from the front is converted to electricity by photovoltaic cells. Key components include:
In the microcombustor a small quantity of fuel is injected into a preheated air stream, where it reacts. The hot reaction products first heat the backside of the nanophotonic material, then transferring their remaining heat to preheat the incoming combustion air, and are finally released at a safe temperature.
The nanophotonic material is an array of micro-resonators that preferentially emits light at certain wavelengths when heated. We engineered the micro-resonator geometry to match the emission spectrum to what can be converted by the photovoltaic cells.