29 Jan '13, 5pm

Using Darwin to Develop More Efficient Solar Panels

Using Darwin to Develop More Efficient Solar Panels

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science /Promo image Thin film organic polymer solar cells offer promising advantages in cost and utility, but have not been able to touch crystalline silicon cells in solar cell efficiency . Attempts to optimize the organic solar cells by varying the thickness of the polymer layers has achieved mixed results, leading researchers down a different path: if photons of light can be trapped for a longer time at the polymer layer, more of them can be converted into energy. Trapping Light by Stabbing in the Dark In the most recent development, scientists at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science let evolution inspire them to a new light trapping record.Before their Eureka moment, trapping light was a bit of a stab in the dark, you could say. The many different geometries possible when developing l...

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