Researchers turn to microwave oven to make solar chips

05/8/2013 | CleanEnergyAuthority.com

University of Utah researchers are using a microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor with copper, zinc, tin and sulfide. The researchers noted that the microwave oven was able to produce the nanocrystals in 18 minutes, compared with four hours or more through conventional methods. The chips could be used in solar cells.

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