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Molecules Typically Found in Blue Jean and Ink Dyes May Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells
June 29, 2010
Making better solar cells: Cornell University researchers have discovered a simple process--employing molecules typically used in blue jean and ink dyes--for building an organic framework that could lead to economical, flexible and versatile solar cells.
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