MTL News Archives for 2012

All-carbon solar cell harnesses infrared light

June 21, 2012

New type of photovoltaic device harnesses heat radiation that most solar cells ignore.


Above: An atomic-force microscope image of a layer of single-walled carbon nanotubes deposited on a silicon surface, as the first step in manufacturing the new type of solar cell developed by an MIT team. Individual nanotubes can be seen in the image.

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