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Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact

Oct 6, 2009 at 10:59am

A research team headed by David Ginger, a University of Washington associate professor of chemistry, has found a way to make images of tiny bubbles and channels, roughly 10,000 times smaller than a human hair, inside plastic solar cells. These bubbles and channels form within the polymers as they are being created in a baking process, called annealing, that is used to improve the materials' performance.  Find out more from the uweek article of 8/4/09: http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/51232