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Creating GeS nanostructures with flower patterns

By Damir Beciri
18 October 2012

nc-state-cao-flowerResearchers from North Carolina State University have devised a way to create nature inspired elements out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a non-toxic semiconductor material – that could one day be used in creation of next-generation energy storage devices and solar cells. They managed to use this method to create flower-like GeS structures that have… »


Major improvement in HIT solar cells production process

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments21 September 2012

fraunhofer-ist-solar-cell-production-1Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (Fraunhofer IST) in Braunschweig are engineering coating processes and thin film layering systems aimed to drastically lower the production costs of solar cells by reducing the amount of materials used during the production of “HIT” (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) photovoltaic cells that can… »


MIT research led to simpler printing of photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 July 2011

mit-paper-printed-solar-cells-1Almost as cheaply and easily as printing a photo on your inkjet, an inexpensive, simple solar cell can be created by special “inks” deposited on the paper. The researchers from MIT came with a process essentially the same as the one used to make the silvery lining on packages you see in everyday groceries –… »