Scientists Find Strange New Effect for Future Solar Cells: Flexo-photovoltaics

Poking something sharp into a plain silicon crystal turns it into a solar cell that might shoot past today’s efficiency limits

Illustration: Mark Garlick/University of Warwick

Scientists at the University of Warwick report that they’ve discovered a new kind of photovoltaic effect. What they dub “flexo-photovoltaics” is really…
IEEE Spectrum Green Tech

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