Gallery: MIT Developing ‘Solar Energy Funnels’ That Could Harvest More ...


Researchers at MIT recently announced plans to create a “solar energy funnel” that could harvest energy from a much broader spectrum of sunlight than silicon photovoltaics are currently able to achieve. Ju Li, an MIT professor, and Xiaoteng Qian, a postdoc student, published a paper this week in Nature Photonics describing the funnel, which is made from a vanishingly thin material called Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2).

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  1. mgh3kusa November 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Helmi, the scale is all wrong,one is hugh the other microscopic?

  2. Helmi Sukantiyo November 27, 2012 at 4:33 am

    The idea seem ‘Not New’ nor original.

    Please see this:

    Mr. Adrianus Darmawan is one of winners of Indonesian Djarum Black Innovation Awards 2008 was come with this idea nearly four years ago.

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