“Black Silicon” Could Change Solar Energy Generation

By on October 13th, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008 0:10

Recently was discovered a new material named “black silicon” which could be used to change the solar energy technology because in comparison with conventional silicon is between 100 and 500 times more sensitive to light.

Look how this material was discovered: a team of scientist from Harvard University, before adding sulphur hexafluoride, they shone an ultra-powerful laser on a silicon wafer. The result was amazing, a silicon wafer that looked black to the naked eye, then this silicon was examined under a microscope where was discovered that it is covered with a massive amount of ultra-tiny spikes.

Because this material (black silicon) is very sensitive to light, it can be used in infra-red imaging systems and night vision. In the near future this substance will be available and will change radical the solar energy generation.


Posted in category Experiments, solar power
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One Response to ““Black Silicon” Could Change Solar Energy Generation”

  1. sacha davilak says:

    July 17th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    The most important is how to use solar energy better.People need cheaper and clean energy.Who stop it to develop fast. We know it can do more thing than we looked.I am working a solar energy factory in China. If you use it ,must through factory-trader-nativetrader-distributor and you.In factory we made it must spend 2.3?/w.But i don’t know how much somebody buy it in us and euro.In fact the most expencive of systerm is cells,in China maybe just 10 company control the markets.

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