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Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

February 29, 2016

Ultrathin, flexible photovoltaic cells from MIT research could find many new uses.

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The MIT team has achieved the thinnest and lightest complete solar cells ever made, they say. To demonstrate just how thin and lightweight the cells are, the researchers draped a working cell on top of a soap bubble, without popping the bubble. Photo: Joel Jean and Anna Osherov.

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