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Tighter 'stitching' makes better graphene

(Phys.org) -- Similar to how tighter stiches make for a better quality quilt, the "stitching" between individual crystals of graphene affects how well these carbon monolayers conduct electricity and retain ...

dateJun 01, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Thermally stable solar cell materials

(Phys.org) -- European researchers have developed a simple thermodynamic method to predict whether a substance can resist the high temperatures normally involved in the production of thin films for photovoltaic devices. The ...

dateMay 04, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Solar-grade silicon at low cost

(Phys.org) -- A new process developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge has the potential to drive down the cost of manufacturing solar-grade silicon and could increase the use of photovoltaic devices ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Engineering
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