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Self-cleaning, Low-reflectivity Treatment Boosts Efficiency for Photovoltaic Cells
March 24, 2009
Using two different types of chemical etching to create features at both the micron and nanometer size scales, researchers have developed a surface treatment that boosts the light absorption of silicon photovoltaic cells in two complementary ways.
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
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