Issue Date: December 1, 2014 | Web Date: November 26, 2014
Cheap Templates For Solar Cells Now On Blu-Ray
Even with the advent of streaming video, Blu-ray Discs may yet escape the fate of obsolete Betamax videotape cassettes. A team of engineers at Northwestern University has shown that Blu-ray movies can be converted into inexpensive templates for efficient solar cells (Nat. Commun. 2014, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6517).
Researchers have long known that arrays of nanostructures can boost solar-cell efficiency. Patterns that are too random . . .
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