Home > slashdot > Not Transparent Aluminum, But Conductive Plastic

Not Transparent Aluminum, But Conductive Plastic

November 6th, 2010 11:51 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

michaelmalak writes “Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory have fabricated transparent, thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area. The material, described in the journal Chemistry of Materials (subscription required), could be used to develop transparent solar panels or even windows that absorb solar energy to generate electricity. The material consists of a semiconducting polymer doped with carbon-rich fullerenes.”

Source: Not Transparent Aluminum, But Conductive Plastic

Related Articles:

  1. UCLA Develops Transparent, Electricity-Generating, Solar Cell Windows
  2. Pinholes and Plastic Wrap Make Solid Walls “Transparent” To Sound
  3. Researchers Develop Self-Healing Plastic
  4. Film Turns Windows Into Solar Panels
  5. Clear Solar Cells Could Help Windows Generate Power
blog comments powered by Disqus