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Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors. They hope it will be used for more efficient ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Turning windows into powerplants

If a new development from labs at MIT pans out as expected, someday the entire surface area of a building’s windows could be used to generate electricity — without interfering with the ability to see through them.

dateApr 15, 2011 in General Physics
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Engineer pursues biological solar power

A Binghamton University engineering researcher designed a biological solar cell that's a million times more effective than current technology. Preliminary data on Seokheun "Sean" Choi's next advancement is a thousand times ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

( —In an approach that could challenge silicon as the predominant photovoltaic cell material, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have developed an inexpensive solar cell that exploits carbon nanotubes ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in Nanophysics
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