Power Chords Pump Up Solar Cell Efficiency

November 6, 2013 12:39 PM

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Researchers from Queen Mary University and Imperial College in London built a solar cell that generates current from both the sun and sound waves.

Safa Shoaee, Joe Briscoe, James R. Durrant, and Steve Dunn took an ordinary polymer solar cell and attached a layer of zinc oxide to it. The zinc oxide formed tiny rods, like hairs, except these were only nanometers long.

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