Nano flake

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A nano flake is a type of semiconductor nanostructure with potential uses for solar energy creation. The crystalline structure of the flakes allows the crystals to absorb all light, potentially allowing a higher energy conversion rate than more common silicon semiconductor technology.[1]

Nano flake technology is based on research published in 2007 by Martin Aagesen, a PhD from the Nano-Science Center and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.[2] In Aagesen's research, he estimated that the nano flakes have the potential to convert up to 30 per cent of the solar energy into electricity.


  1. ^ "Nano Flakes promise greater solar energy efficiency". 2007-12-19. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Molecular beam epitaxy growth of free-standing plane-parallel InAs nanoplates". Nature Nanotechnology. 2007-11-25. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 

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