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November 16th, 2009

Nanoscale Domes Change the 'Face' of Solar Cells

Abstract:
Scientists at the Stanford University have recently developed a new technology, which allows experts to produce solar cells that have billions and billions of nanoscale, dome-like structures on their surfaces. The tiny domes are used as some sort of "janitors," as they are able to both boost the efficiency of the cells, and to remove water and dust from the panels. Self-cleaning solar cells, the team says, could make all the difference in the future, as the world moves from a carbon-based economy, to one based on renewable sources.

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