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Microscopic Glass Structures Could Help Improve Solar Panel Performance

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are working to improve the next generation of solar panels. They’re using something called fused silica glass. Imagine tiny blades of grass, almost 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, tightly packed together. Dr. Leu and Sajad's work on nanograss glass was featured in Pittsburgh NPR Tech Report, EurekAlert!, R&D Magazine, Electronics 360, pvbuzz, and pv magazine.  

Author: Liza Allison

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