Harnessing the light fantastic
Presenter: Nick Terrill
Published: February 2013
Age: 14-19 and upwards
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Tags: light photovoltaic polymer silicon
Source/institution: Royal Society of Chemistry
Professor Nick Terrill, principal beamline scientist at Diamond Light Source, explains how intense light produced at the UK’s national synchrotron science facility in Oxfordshire is being used to examine colour changing polymers and research the next generation of photovoltaics, which use plastic instead of silicon.