Navigation Links
'Oscar Madison' approach to solar cells may outshine 'Felix Unger' design
Date:9/12/2011

In the race to enhance the efficiency of solar cells, spending the time and effort to get tiny nanowires to line up neatly on the top of ordinary silicon wafers may not be worth the effort.

An international team of researchers has for the first time demonstrated that random, haphazardly grown silicon nanowires can significantly boost the power-producing capabilities of solar cells by trapping a broad spectrum of light waves and capturing sunlight streaming in from a wide variety of angles.

The nanowires, which are wrapped in a shell of silicon oxide, serve as an antireflective coating on top of the usually shiny silicon wafer. The scraggly tangle captures light ranging in color from red to violet, and the random orientation of the wires means the coating would continue to absorb light even as the angle of the Sun changes throughout the day. The researchers fabricated the jumbled, yet effective, antireflective coating by vaporizing silicon powder and then depositing it on top of a silicon wafer.

The process, described in the AIPs new journal AIP Advances, is relatively inexpensive and could be scaled up for large manufacturing operations. For future work the team plans to create structures that are more ordered to test if the messy arrangement really is better.


'/>"/>

Contact: Catherine Meyers
cmeyers@aip.org
301-209-3088
American Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. Roche Madison Moves to New Facility
2. New HIV vaccine approach targets desirable immune cells
3. Permeon reveals discovery of Intraphilins as new approach to intracellular biologic drugs
4. Sorrento Therapeutics Innovative Approach to Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics for MRSA Receives Continued Support From the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
5. Aerospace CEOs Discuss Joint Approach to Environment, Air Traffic Management, and Other Key Issues
6. New Approaches Open up in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
7. New approaches, technological advances offer promise for obesity treatment
8. New Pneumococcal Vaccine Approach Successful in Early Tests
9. New approach to solar cells
10. Investigational Compound Offers Novel Anti-IGF Approach To Inhibit Growth of Cancer Cells
11. Reportlinker Adds Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery - Technological Improvements and Novel Approaches to Fulfill High Potential
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Davis, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) services to the pharmaceutical ... PhD has joined the company in the position of ... 30 years of broad and valuable experience in drug ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 21, 2015 Cambridge Semantics, the leading ... today announced that 2014 was a record-breaking year across the ... of the Anzo Smart Data Platform and our Smart Data ... insights from diverse data which led to record growth for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 zFlo Motion , a US ... an exciting product from a new partner. STT-Systems ... the past 15 years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, ... IMU system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NEW BRUNSWICK , Nueva Jersey , 22 ... Award for Biomedical Research abre hoy su llamada ... las personas cuya investigación científica ha hecho, o tiene ... de la salud humana. Las nominaciones se aceptarán hasta ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 2Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 3Cambridge Semantics Announces Record Results for 2014 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 2El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 3El Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research emite su llamada a los nominados para 2015 4
... 2011 Advanstar|CBI recently announced the full agenda for ... co-sponsored by 3d Communications. The Forum takes place February ... for FDA Advisory Committees, speaker faculty includes leading experts ... Development Center and many more. Leveraging ...
... Engineering researchers at the University of Toronto have ... on plastic. This result enables a flexible form factor, ... OLED manufacturing, which currently relies on rigid glass. ... issue of Nature Photonics . OLEDs provide ...
... Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX ) today announced its ... For the third quarter of 2011, the Company reported net ... compared to net income of $3.3 million, or $0.06 per fully ... nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company reported a net ...
Cached Biology Technology:CBI Announces 3rd Effective Preparation for FDA Advisory Committees 2University of Toronto researchers create world's most efficient flexible OLED on plastic 2Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 2Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 3Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 4Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 5Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 6Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 7Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results 8
(Date:1/22/2015)... Inc. , a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, ... the new role of Senior Vice President of Mobile and ... platforms and wearable solutions for EyeLock,s technologies. Gerber brings more ... industry to his role at EyeLock, with expertise in human ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... DENVER , Dec. 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday ... industry as Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the long ... Acuity forecasts that intensifying demand for smart phones, tablets, ... a global market of 2.5 billion users with nearly ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s6qzt5/samsung_galaxy_s5 ) has announced ... Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis" report ... Based on a totally different sensing ... first time a fingerprint sensor in its product. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EyeLock Names Steve Gerber as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Wearables 2First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2
... bacterium behind one of mankind,s deadliest scourges, tuberculosis, is ... Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Energy,s ... decades-old question of what controls the switching on and ... functions. In a Journal of Biological Chemistry ...
... Complete Genomics, Inc. released proof-of-concept (PoC) data for ... yesterday evening. The analysis results were reviewed by Dr. ... his presentation at the annual Advances in Genome Biology ... Beach Resort, Marco Island, Fla. Complete Genomics successfully ...
... Richard B. Sher, PhD, a professor of history at ... National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to edit ... eighteenth-century Scottish writer. Boswell was best known for his ... on the thought and culture of 18th century Scotland. ...
Cached Biology News:Long-sought protein structure may help reveal how 'gene switch' works 2Long-sought protein structure may help reveal how 'gene switch' works 3Complete Genomics releases proof-of-concept data for its sequencing technology for the first time 2Complete Genomics releases proof-of-concept data for its sequencing technology for the first time 3
Mouse monoclonal antibody to FMN2 - formin 2...
...
Anti-Human Complement Component C4c, IgY fraction (Polyclonal) (chicken IgY)...
... (KLF15) KLF15 is a Cys2-His2 zinc ... in the liver, kidneys, heart, and skeletal ... Polyclonal antibody produced in rabbits immunized with ... of human KLF15 with an internal ID ...
Biology Products: