TITLE

Making light

AUTHOR(S)
Fisher, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);2/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7668, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the British researchers on solar cell surfaces could double the amount of light trapped and so open the way for thinner and cheaper cells. The nanoscale patterns trap light inside the cell that would otherwise reflect straight out or pass through thin cells. The patterns could lead to more cost-effective solar cell manufacture. The most expensive part of conventional solar cells today is the thick semiconductor wafer on which the cell is mounted, but nanopatterning would allow the cell to be mounted instead on thinner and cheaper materials while keeping the same efficiency.
ACCESSION #
16110644

 

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics