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Nanoshell Thin-film Photovoltaic Cell

Caption: This scanning electron microscope image shows a cross section of a layer of hollow nanoshells made of photovoltaic silicon. The thin spherical structure improves light absorption by trapping the light inside the material, creating what are known as optical whispering galleries.

Credit: Yan Yao

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