Harnessing the light fantastic

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Presenter: Nick Terrill

Published: February 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: light photovoltaic polymer silicon

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society of Chemistry

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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.

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