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1-micrometer-thin flexible solar cells can wrap around a pencil

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 22, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 21, 2016

Rooftop panels are perhaps the most common use for solar cells. But what if they could be used to power smaller things, like wearables? That's exactly what scientists from South Korea are pursuing. They designed super thin, flexible solar cells that can wrap around a pencil, and could potentially be used in items like smart glasses or fitness trackers.




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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