‘Flower Power’: Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals

Posted by on June 24, 2016 3:00 pm
Categories: Science

With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists reproduced the epidermal cells of rose petals that have particularly good antireflection properties and integrated the transparent replicas into an organic solar cell. This resulted in a relative efficiency gain of twelve percent.

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