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An alternative 'Sun' for solar cells

Nanophotonic structures can be used to engineer efficient solar thermophotovoltaic systems.

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Figure 1: Working principle of a solar thermophotovoltaic system.

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Fan, S. An alternative 'Sun' for solar cells. Nature Nanotech 9, 92–93 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2014.9

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