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Mines Solar Cell Research Cited in Applied Physics Letters
April 1, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Applied Physics Letters reports on NSF-supported research by the Colorado School of Mines that finds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.Full Story
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