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Mines Solar Cell Research Cited in Applied Physics Letters
April 1, 2013
Applied Physics Letters reports on NSF-supported research by the Colorado School of Mines that finds efficiency limitations in standard solar cells can be overcome via preventing heat energy loss by using tiny "dots" of material to collect electricity carriers before they convert to heat.
Colorado School of Mines
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