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Diatoms boost dye-sensitized solar cell efficiency

Posted: 15 Apr 2009  Print Version  Bookmark and Share Subscribe 

Keywords:solar cell  dye sensitized diatom  solar cell silicon 

[Summary of tips] Researchers at the Oregon State University (OSU) and Portland State University claim that microscopic algae called diatoms could help triple the electrical output of experimental, dye-sensitized solar cells.By trapping light inside the nanoscale pores of thin-film solar cells coated with diatoms, the engineers claim that more i......
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