Colin Wraight and Stephen Sligar Contribute to Self-Repairing Solar Cells

Professors of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Computational Biology Colin Wraight and Stephen Sligar are involved with a team of researchers who have created solar cells that use proteins from the cellular machinery of plants to repair themselves.

Professors of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Computational Biology Colin Wraight and Stephen Sligar are involved with a team of researchers who have created solar cells that use proteins from the cellular machinery of plants to repair themselves.

The new design, while it does not yet yield as much power as traditional solar cells, has the potential to lead to longer-lasting solar cells.

“It’s a manmade version of what nature does,” says nanocomposite expert Jaime Grunlan of Texas A&M University in College Station. “This really looks like ground-breaking seminal work; I’ve never seen anything remotely like it.”

Science News
BBC News
Nature Chemistry

September 10, 2010 All News