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Scientists can now make solar cells thinner than spider silk

by Laura Domela

April 04, 2012 at 1:47 PM

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Not long ago, solar cells were all huge, heavy, stiff devices. Recently that's been changing—and the latest development is a new breed of cells which are thinner than spider silk and can even be wrapped around objects as small as a human hair.

According to research published in Nature Communications, a team of scientists from Austria and Japan has created these new, thin-film soar cells that are just 1.9 micrometers thick. That's over ten times thinner than any other solar cells ever made, and is thinner than a thread of spider silk.
via Gizmodo

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