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Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

March 28, 2014

a multilayered waveguide taper array Breakthrough photonics research at the University at Buffalo could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells, improved radar, and stealth technology and a new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy. Full Story

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