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A team of chemists at the University of California, Davis believe that the future of solar technology may lie in cells made from a film of tiny silver nitrate fractal trees. The research team, led by Professor Frank Osterloh, believes that by harnessing the conductive power of these fractal trees, they might create “better, more efficient solar cells” than the silicon-based photovoltaic panels currently available.

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  1. calebcrawford March 14, 2012 at 8:06 am

    cool. i’m concerned about the use of silver, however, since it is a relatively rare metal. i’m sure the chemists are already looking for other options (copper comes to mind since its in the same family).

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