Turning streetwear into solar power plants

Read the full story from Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA).

Researchers have developed a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities for producing energy directly where it is needed, i.e. in the use of everyday electronics.

Associated journal article: Chieh-Szu Huang, Konrad Jakubowski, Sebastian Ulrich, Sergii Yakunin, Michèle Clerc, Claudio Toncelli, René M. Rossi, Maksym V. Kovalenko, Luciano F. Boesel. Nano-domains assisted energy transfer in amphiphilic polymer conetworks for wearable luminescent solar concentratorsNano Energy, 2020; 76: 105039 DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105039

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