15 Apr '11, 2pm

Solar Power Without Semiconductor Solar Cells? New Physics Discovery Says Maybe, Someday

Solar Power Without Semiconductor Solar Cells? New Physics Discovery Says Maybe, Someday

This could lead to a new kind of solar cell without semiconductors and without absorption to produce charge separation. In solar cells, the light goes into a material, gets absorbed and creates heat. Here, we expect to have a very low heat load. Instead of the light being absorbed, energy is stored in the magnetic moment. Intense magnetization can be induced by intense light and then it is ultimately capable of providing a capacitive power source.

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