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October 17th, 2007

Shining a new light on nanowires

Abstract:
Scientists in the US have created tiny solar power cells using silicon nanowires 200 times thinner than a human hair. The cells could provide renewable energy for both nano- and large-scale applications, the researchers say.

Charles Lieber, who worked on the project at Harvard University, Massachusetts, told Chemistry World. 'This work is the first demonstration of an all-inorganic fully-integrated nanoscale photovoltaic device.' Previous designs have required the addition of other materials, such as organic dyes and polymers, to produce power efficiently.

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