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TR10: Light-Trapping Photovoltaics

Kylie Catchpole, one of this year’s TR10 innovators, is exploiting the unusual optical properties of silver nanoparticles to boost the efficiency of thin-film cells. We asked her how the technology worked, and its prospects for commercialization.

Kylie Catchpole, one of this year’s TR10 innovators, is exploiting the unusual optical properties of silver nanoparticles to boost the efficiency of thin-film cells. We asked her how the technology worked, and its prospects for commercialization.