Yvonne Carts-Powell

Cover story on Thin-Film Photovoltaics

In beautiful, Science, technology, writing on November 9, 2012 at 7:52 am

I wrote the cover story for the November issue of Optics & Photonics News. I had the pleasure of speaking with people all over the world about how nanostructures can increase the efficiency of solar cells, although the field is still in it’s infancy. One of my favorite quotes from the story is from Thomas Krauss at University of St. Andrews. He explains:

“Photovoltaics research is turning from a materials problem into a photonics problem.”


The feature is available for free, for a short while, on the Optical Society of America’s website. Go read! Thin-Film Photovoltaics: Making Every Photon Count.


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