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By / December 29, 2012

Mid-holidays edition: Peel-and-stick solar panels For all their promise, solar cells have frustrated scientists in one crucial regard: Most are rigid. They must be deployed in stiff and often heavy fixed panels, limiting their applications. So researchers have been trying to get photovoltaics to loosen up. The ideal: flexible, decal-like solar panels that can be…

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Previews from the International Journal of Applied Glass Science

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2012

Forming or fiberizing is achieved by pulling fibers through tiny orifices in a precious metal bushing. Laboratory bushings can have as few as one hole, whereas high-throughput production bushings typically have 1000 or greater. The image shows a glass fiber bushing (left) and close-up image of bushing tips (right). From Glass Fiber-Reinforced Composites: From Formulation to…

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