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Plastics That Convert Light to Electricity Could Have a Big Impact


August 4, 2009

tiny probe for a microscope University of Washington researchers have found a way to measure exactly how much electrical current is carried by tiny bubbles and channels that form inside nanoscale solar cells, paving the way for development of more efficient materials. Full Story

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