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Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies
March 28, 2014
Breakthrough photonics research at the University at Buffalo could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells, improved radar, and stealth technology and a new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy.
University at Buffalo
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