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A New Twist for Nanopillar Light Collectors
November 16, 2010
Lawrence Berkeley Lab researchers have created unique dual-diameter nanopillars--narrow at the top, broad at the bottom--that absorb light as well or even better than commercial thin-film solar cells, using far less semiconductor material and without the need for anti-reflective coating.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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