Thinnest Solar Cell Yet!

THINNEST LIGHT ABSORBER PUSHES SOLAR ENERGY LIMITS
Researchers at Stanford have developed the thinnest, most efficient solar cell yet. The wafer is dotted with trillions of round particles of gold, nanodots about 14 nanometers thick. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.
More info >> http://tinyurl.com/mp7xe84“Achieving complete absorption of visible light with a minimal amount of material is highly desirable for many applications, including solar energy conversion to fuel and electricity. Our results show that it is possible for an extremely thin layer of material to absorb almost 100 percent of incident light of a specific wavelength.””�
– Stacey Bent, a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford and co-author of the study
More info >> http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/july/thinnest-light-absorber-071813.html

Image credit: EARTH-The Operators’ Manual
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THINNEST LIGHT ABSORBER PUSHES SOLAR ENERGY LIMITS<br /><br />
Researchers at Stanford have developed the thinnest, most efficient solar cell yet. The wafer is dotted with trillions of round particles of gold, nanodots about 14 nanometers thick. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.<br /><br />
More info >> http://tinyurl.com/mp7xe84</p><br />
<p>“Achieving complete absorption of visible light with a minimal amount of material is highly desirable for many applications, including solar energy conversion to fuel and electricity. Our results show that it is possible for an extremely thin layer of material to absorb almost 100 percent of incident light of a specific wavelength."”<br /><br />
-- Stacey Bent, a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford and co-author of the study<br /><br />
More info >> http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/july/thinnest-light-absorber-071813.html</p><br />
<p>Image credit: EARTH-The Operators' Manual<br /><br />
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"The important thing is to not stop questioning."<br /><br />
  -- Albert Einstein</p><br />
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