University of Tennessee works on light-to-energy fabric

The University of Tennessee is proposing an ultra-light, high-efficiency solar fiber that one day could be used to produce fabrics that convert light into energy. The work by Ramki Kalyanaraman, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Gerd Duscher, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is the school's entry in this year's online "Create the Future" sustainable-technology design contest.

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