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Nanowires May Boost Solar Cell Efficiency, UC San Diego Engineers Say

May 13, 2008

image of n-type InP nanowire growth University of California-San Diego electrical engineers have created experimental solar cells spiked with nanowires that could lead to highly efficient, thin-film solar cells of the future. Full Story

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