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  • Nanowires could be solution for high- performance solar cells

    InGaAs: Solar cells (bottom) made with arrays of nanowires. Engineers can tune the performance by using nanowires of differing composition and thickness (top).

    InGaAs: Solar cells (bottom) made with arrays of nanowires. Engineers can tune the performance by using nanowires of differing composition and thickness (top).

    Graphic by Xiuling Li

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      InGaAs: Solar cells (bottom) made with arrays of nanowires. Engineers can tune the performance by using nanowires of differing composition and thickness (top).

      Graphic by Xiuling Li

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      Professor Xiuling Li's group developed a method for growing semiconductor nanowires on silicon wafers that holds promise for advanced device applications, including solar cells.

      Graphic by Xiuling Li

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