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  California - the home of sea, surf and cutting edge solar research

 

California - the home of sea, surf and cutting edge solar research

Optoelectronic characterisation is field which has rapidly expanded in recent years as a result of the extended research into renewable energy sources such as solar power.

There are not many places better suited to be the home of this research than the so called 'Golden State' of California, where the sun always seems to shine.

Ms. Shermin Arab and her colleagues at the Cronin lab, which is part of the historic University of Southern California, have been using a Linkam THMS600 to look at the behaviour of various nanowires and how they can be altered to optimise the absorption of sunlight.

The results of this research, combined with previous worked carried out by the lab, could potentially allow us to efficiently use stored solar energy when the sun is not shining – which would be perfect for us over here in the rainy UK.

Please click here to read the full press release for this exciting application.

By Ricky Patel