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Two approaches for using nanowires, including core–shell structures, to improve photovoltaics

By / September 2, 2011

Schematic shows how to make core/shell nanowire solar cell starting from left with a CdS nanowire (green) that is dipped in CuCl where cation exchange reaction creates a Cu2S shell coating (brown). Metal contacts are then deposited on the CdS core and Cu2S shell. Credit: Yang et. al. By sheer coincidence, I received information about…

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Nanotube-nanowire ink on paper yields cheap, flexible supercapacitors

By / December 9, 2009

In a new paper published in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Stanford University research team reports on startlingly easy and inexpensive way to make a supercapacitor: Just brush an ink made of single wall carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires onto ordinary paper. The team, led by Yi…

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