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Quantum-Dot Leap June 4, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in Enviroment, Science & Technology.
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Quantum-Dot Leap: Science News Online, June 3, 2006
If the mysterious multiple-exciton effect pans out in practical devices, solar cell efficiencies could soar, scientists say. Both the Los Alamos and NREL teams calculate a maximum of 42 percent conversion of solar power to usable electricity. Conventional cells, by contrast, operate at 15 to 20 percent efficiency.

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