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Graphene Paint to Power our Homes?

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Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered a material which combines graphene, a one-atom thick layer of graphite, with the transition metal dichalcogenides.

 

Something straight out of a science fiction film is fastly becoming an exciting reality as scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered a material which combines graphene, a one-atom thick layer of graphite, with the transition metal dichalcogenides. The material is thin and flexible, and it can absorb sunlight to produce electricity at the same rates of existing solar panels. This could be potentially used to coat the outside of buildings to generate power required to run appliances inside.

 

 

 


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Marco Bertolini's insight:

Une peinture qui révolutionne la production d'énergie : une couche large d'un atome.  Appliquée sur la façade de votre habitation, elle change la chaleur solaire en énergie électrique.  La fin des panneaux solaires ?

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:39 PM

New material = Good news!

Remembering tomorrow
Futurology, Sci-Fi, Transhumanity, and Other Delightful Nightmares
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