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One Great Way To Get More Effecient Solar Power For Batteries

Author Sophia H. Walker
Author email sophia@solarcharger.org.uk
Author website http://solarcharger.org.uk/
Description University of southern California experts indicate us a more effective use of graphene solar panels

Is it possible to imagine people powering their mobile phone or music/video device while jogging in the sun?

A University of Southern California team has produced flexible transparent carbon atom films that may have great potential for a new variety of solar cells.

In a paper recently published by the journal ACS Nano, researchers stated that organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells have been proposed as a method to obtain affordable energy due to their ease of manufacture, light weight, and compatibility with flexible substrates.

The new work indicates that graphene, an extremely conductive and highly transparent type of carbon composed of atoms-thick sheets of carbon atoms, has high possibility to fill this role.

While graphene's existence has been known for decades, it has only been studied extensively since 2004 because of the impracticality of manufacturing it in high quality and in quantity.
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Date Sunday 01 August 2010 - 04:40:47
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