The super thin solar cells

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Engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found out that sandwiches from [ad name=”Google Adsense-3 11″] one-nuclear materials of a decanter and compounds of molybdenum can be used as the super thin solar cells. The solar cells created by scientists represent sandwiches from two different two-dimensional substances with one atom thick. In one of options is used MoS2 molybdenum sulfide with a decanter, in other – the same connection with WS2 tungsten sulfide. According to scientists, the counting on quantity of the transformed energy efficiency of new solar cells is insignificant. It makes only about one percent against 15-20 percent at existing photo cells. Nevertheless, at calculation on weight, one-nuclear sheets have no equal. They receive at least in 1000 times more energy with the same weight. Similar the super thin solar cells can be used in the space industry where low weight is especially important, and the size of the panel has no basic value. The main lack of new solar batteries is complexity of industrial production.  Yet, neither single-layer compounds of vanadium, nor a decanter engineers didn’t learn to receive in rather large numbers. For a long time scientists conduct works on creation not only thin, but also flexible solar cells. So, recently South Korean engineers presented solar panels on the basis of amorphous silicon which can be pasted on any smooth surfaces like transfers. Other groups of Massachusetts Institute of Technology also reported about creation of flexible solar cells on the basis of a decanter.
source:web.mit.edu

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