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Slicing Solar Power Costs

University of Utah mechanical engineers Dinesh Rakwal and Eberhard Bamberg watch as an electrified molybdenum wire cuts a thin wafer of germanium semiconductor, which is used in a solar power cells. Their new cutting technique promises to reduce the cost

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Slicing Solar Power Costs

A wafer of the element germanium, a semiconductor that is used as the bottom layer of highly efficient solar power cells.