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'Invisible wires' could boost solar-cell efficiency

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Published on Nov 23, 2015

Stanford graduate Vijay Narasimhan explains how he and colleagues in the Yi Cui Group at Stanford discovered how to hide metal wires in solar cells and funnel light directly to the semiconductor below. The new technique has the potential to improve the relative efficiency of solar cells by 10 percent.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ACS Nano: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/a...
Cui Research Group: http://web.stanford.edu/group/cui_group/
Global Climate and Energy Project: http://gcep.stanford.edu/

CREDITS
Video: Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Video & microscopy images of the experimental gold sheet and silicon nanopillars: Vijay Narasimhan and Yi Cui, Stanford University

B-roll of solar-cell manufacturing & testing: U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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