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Zinc Oxide Gives Green Shine to New Photoconductors
March 18, 2009
Northwestern University researchers have designed a high-performing photoconducting material that uses zinc oxide--an environmentally friendly inorganic compound found in baby powder and suntan lotion--instead of lead sulfide. The best performing photoconductor is based on lead sulfide nanoparticles. The new material converts light into electricity but, unlike conventional materials, also features a novel combination of attractive attributes.
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