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Ultrathin, super-light, flexible solar cells could power next-gen portable electronics

By Stephanie Liverani / March 22, 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a proof-of-concept for “solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight they could be placed on almost any material or surface,” according to an MIT press release.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 30, 2013

Desktop printing at the nano level Currently, most nanofabrication is done in multibillion-dollar centralized foundries. Now a desktop nanofabrication tool slightly larger than a printer is said to allow fabrication of high-quality materials and devices, such as processing semiconductors over large areas. Developed by researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.), the apparatus consists of easily…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / September 9, 2011

Investigators at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created strange optical effects, including corkscrew-like vortex beams, by reflecting light off a flat, nanostructured surface. Credit: Nanfang Yu, SEAS. Check ’em out: How Apple could revolutionize solar Flight time of Stalker small UAS quadrupled to 8 hours with ruggedized propane SOFC From a flat…

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Crystalline silicon PV makers continue tough market fight with thin film tech

By / November 16, 2010

Credit: SunPower. It doesn’t appear anyone is making a lot of money in the solar power arena, but the players — working in different camps based on the materials they use — seem to positioning for a strategic victory based on cost and market share rather than performance. For example, in a new report from…

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Nanocrystal film to make solar cheaper

By / November 19, 2009

Technology Review reported that solar cells made from nanocrystal-based inks have the potential to be as efficient as the conventional inorganic cells currently used in solar panels, but can be printed less expensively. Solexant, a company in San Jose currently, is hoping that simpler, cheaper printing processes and materials, as well as lower initial capital…

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