'Invisible wires' could boost solar-cell efficiency

Vijay Narasimhan explains how he and colleagues in the Yi Cui Group at Stanford University discovered how to hide metal wires in solar cells and funnel light directly to the semiconductor below. The new technique has the potential to improve the relative efficiency of solar cells by 10 percent.

November 25, 2015

Nanoscale Materials for Sustainable Energy

Stacey Bent is the Director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy and a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. She also holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemistry. For 15 years, Bent has led an active research group in semiconductor processing, surface science, and materials chemistry.

September 16, 2011
Stacey Bent