27 Nov '14, 1pm

Recycled Blu-ray Discs Can Help Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

Jiaxing worked with associate professor Cheng Sun to carry out tests on Blu-ray discs containing everything from action movies to documentaries and cartoons. They found that the content of the disc didn’t affect its ability to boost light absorption in solar cells . Phys.org notes that the discs’ ability to boost light absorption can be traced to the “quasi-random” pattern that allows for high-density data storage , which provides just the right texture for increasing solar cell capacity.

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