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June 8th, 2010

Hi-tech boost for bare necessities

Abstract:
Research in nanomaterials is bringing innovative ways to optimise solar cell efficiency and purify water, with the potential to alleviate major resource challenges in developing nations.

Professor Neerish Revaprasadu, research chair in nanotechnology at the University of Zululand, says electricity production using solar photovoltaics is an area where nanotechnology could make a significant contribution. "The photovoltaic market has been rapidly expanding in areas where the connection to a power grid is difficult, such as in developing nations that do not have a well developed electrical distribution network."

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