Solar flair - generating electricity from toothpaste

Simon Hodgson, James Wilkie

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    Generating environmentally-friendly electricity directly from sunlight has gone a long way. The latest research into generating solar electricity is replacing complex, expensive solar cells reliant on semiconductor technology in favor of `dye sensitized' cells built on toothpaste. This `dye sensitized' ceramic is based on titanium dioxide (toothpaste). The dye sensitized ceramic solar cell offers the realistic prospect of truly affordable `clean' electricity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11-13
    JournalMaterials World
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2000

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