Inspecting on the nanoscale
MIT students in the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Research Center watch a computer visualization of the texture of a nanomaterial. Seeing the physical surface of materials, such as quantum dots, provides clues for researchers seeking cheap solar cells. For example, this image shows that there is a definite structure to the specimen, which could indicate it can self-assemble into a desirable shape.
May 5, 2010 8:31 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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