January 18, 2010

University Develops 'Oil and Water' Solar Cell Assembly


The University of Minnesota has been working on a method of self-assembling of small solar components that combine to make cells. The researchers plan to mesh silicon and gold on a 2 dimensional sheet by using an oil/water mix. This has resulted in needing only 3 minutes to create a 64,000-component device. The team believes that this method can lend itself to many types of electronic components.


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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 18, 2010 8:50 PM
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