31 Aug '17, 4pm

#renewables…

#renewables…

When it comes to solar cells, less is more – the less their surfaces reflect the sun’s rays, the more energy can be generated. A typical fix to the problem of reflectivity is an anti-reflective coating, but that might not always be the best solution, depending on the application, according to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). LLNL researchers have come up with guidelines for an alternative to anti-reflective coatings on optical devices such as solar cells, glasses and cameras, finding that reflectivity of silicon optics can be reduced to as little as 1% by engineering their surfaces with layers of hierarchical micro- and nanometer length structures. A team of LLNL researchers, led by chemical engineer Anna Hiszpanski and UC Santa Cruz graduate student Juan Diaz Leon, described the parameters in a recent paper published by the journal Advanced Optical Mater...

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