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Nanowires Could Be Solution for High-performance Solar Cells

November 8, 2011

solar cells made with arrays of nanowires Tiny wires could help engineers realize high-performance solar cells and other electronics, according to University of Illinois researchers. The researchers developed a technique to integrate compound semiconductor nanowires on silicon wafers, overcoming the challenge of lattice mismatch and reducing defects in devices. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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