How Your Blu-Ray Discs Could Improve Solar Cells

November 25, 2014 9:55 PM

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Blu-Ray discs can be used to manufacture more efficient solar cells. The same process that forms the unusual colors of the discs is also capable of capturing light to generate green energy, new research reveals.

The unusual colors seen in Blu-Ray discs are formed from a process called structural color. Rather than frequencies of light being selectively reflected off a surface, microscopic, translucent shapes affect photons to create color.

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