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re: Nanotube-based solar cells harness viruses
selinz   4/27/2011 8:56:04 PM
I guess those numbers don't mean much unless the food products are separated from other stuff...

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re: Nanotube-based solar cells harness viruses
motti2   4/27/2011 12:07:48 PM
here is a better open link which tells of the Nature nanotechnology article. What is not clear from the open links is 1 if just dip coating TiO2 Nanoparticles onto an array of Carbon nanotubes might come close to the gains seen. Not likely, but a curious question. No doubt this is elegant, and among the best results in DSCs seen, plus Belcher hints they might yet do better with further modifications. Rather interesting.

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agk   4/27/2011 8:54:35 AM
This is great idea from MIT researchers. Secrete a extra coating of titanium dioxid by harnessing a virus to lace the anode with nanotubes and incresing the efficiency. How do they think all these !Good work

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VincePG   4/27/2011 6:36:39 AM
If we exclude the beer and bread market, how big is the microbial technology segment and how fast will it grow? What is the relevance of this citation, “microbial-based products with a global market value of $156 billion in 2011, that is expected to grow to more than $259 billion by 2016”, which includes the sale of yeast products for beer and presumably bread. Certainly, the dollar amount of yeast sold into beer and bread has absolutely nothing to do with the market growth of microbial solar cells. Yeast was a technical breakthrough for the Babylonians a few thousand years ago, hardly relevant in the context of nanotube solar. If the market research firm needed a plug, at least have them provide a relevant statistic. It would be very interesting to know how close this technology is to being real product and how fast it is projected to grow. Yeast, virus, bread, grow there is a joke in there somewhere.

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wilber_xbox   4/26/2011 5:32:59 PM
This is really cool stuff. Is there any link to this article? Is this increase from under 8% to above 10% efficiency very crucial or it is the effect of living virus that is more crucial? Parts Search

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