Gallery: Spray-On Solar Cells Come One Step Closer to Reality


Ever think about how amazing it would be if tech as complex as solar cells could be simply sprayed onto a surface? A group of researchers found that a common organic semiconductor may make that situation a reality. Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently determined that poly(3-hexylthiopene), or P3HT, may be a useful material for creating spray-on transistors. Once the tech is optimized, we could see electronics like solar cells and displays that can be sprayed onto  a surface just like paint.

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1 Comment

  1. Persad Vishal April 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

    This is a very useful in the future in conserving energy resourses,….

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