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May 21st, 2010

High-Performance Electronics without the High Price

Abstract:
Compared to silicon, semiconductors like gallium arsenide can be made into solar cells that convert more sunlight into electricity and transistors that are faster than their silicon counterparts. But devices made from these materials are expensive.

Now a new method for making large-area devices from gallium arsenide promises to bring down costs by eliminating manufacturing steps and wasting less materials. Researchers have used the method to make high-performance image sensors, transistors, and solar cells. Semprius, a Durham, NC, company, is using it to make solar modules that should be on the market by the end of the year.

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