LLNL's Prav Patel Patel recognized as Titan of fast ignition fusion

Prav Patel’s parents always wanted him to become a medical doctor. He did go on to receive a doctorate, but it wasn’t exactly in medicine.

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A silver silicon wafer reflects the face of NREL research scientist Hao-Chih Yuan, before the wafer is washed with a mix of acids. The acids etch holes, absorbing light and turning the wafer black. Credit: Dennis Schroeder Cheaper, better solar cell is full of holes

A new low-cost etching technique developed at the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory can put a trillion holes in a silicon wafer the size of a compact disc.

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DOE Pulse
  • Number 320  |
  • September 13, 2010