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Silicon Nanoparticles Enhance Performance of Solar Cells

August 20, 2007

Munir Nayfeh Placing a film of silicon nanoparticles onto a silicon solar cell can boost power, reduce heat, and prolong the cell's life, researchers now report. Full Story

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