22 Nov '14, 10pm

Australian and Japanese Researchers Team Up to Develop Non-Toxic Solar Panels

In a mission to create non-toxic, printable nanocrystals the team of researchers from RMIT, CSIRO , and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have been trying to incorporate elements like copper and antimony – two elements that have low toxicity and are abundant according to the researchers. In the course of the research, the team discovered it could synthesize tetrahedrite and famatinite copper antimony sulphide into nanocrystals. The resulting nanocrystals have a brown-blackish color that has a strong absorptions rate of visible and

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/australian-and-japanese-researchers-...

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