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Key hurdle overcome towards organic solar cells up to 1000 times cheaper...

• https://www.nextbigfuture.com, brian wang

University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors.

An organic solar cell testing inside the Randall Lab. University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors. Image credit: Robert Coelius, Michigan Engineering

Unlike the inorganic solar cells widely used today, organics can be made of inexpensive, flexible carbon-based materials like plastic. Manufacturers could churn out rolls of them in a variety of colors and configurations, to be laminated unobtrusively into almost any surface.

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