Nanosprings for increased light absorption

The research leaded by Prof. Dr. Mehmet Bayındır at UNAM have shown that curling nanowires into the shape called nanosprings increases the absorption of light by 23 %. This can increase the efficiency of solar cells and photodetectors while reducing the size of these devices. The study was published in Applied Optics and quickly became the most downloaded paper of that journal. It also received wide coverage in media. Dr. Tural Khudiyev, the first author of the study, recently graduated from UNAM and currently is a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Laboratory of Electronics in Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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