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Indium News: Solar Windows Made with Quantum Dots

  • Indium
  • Solar

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory recently released news that it is working on double-pane windows which utilize quantum dots to harvest solar energy. If that wasn’t interesting enough: they are using indium (along with copper and selenium) on the back pane – the window uses a two stage “solar-spectrum splitting" arrangement to maximize efficiency.

    You can find out more about this interesting technology here: Engineered quantum dots could bring down the cost of solar electricity.

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert