Friday, May 17, 2013

Suppressing Thin-Film Interference

Inspired by the non-reflecting structure of moths' eyes, a team of North Carolina State University researchers developed a nanostructure that suppresses the thin-film interference on surfaces of contact where several layers of substances contact each other like thin-film solar cells.

The problem with thin-film interference is that some wavelengths are lost at contact surfaces of layers due to reflection and the more the number of layers the bigger the loss. I hope this innovation can be improved to larger scale commercial applications to prevent energy loss.

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