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Learn how human hair can improve solar panels and why people tend to add, not subtract, when trying to improve something.
Scientists are using human hair to make carbon nanodots for displays & solar panels by Grant Currin
- Carbon dots from human hair boost solar cells. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/quot-cdf040721.php
- Pham, N. D., Singh, A., Chen, W., Hoang, M. T., Yang, Y., Wang, X., Wolff, A., Wen, X., Jia, B., Sonar, P., & Wang, H. (2021). Self-assembled carbon dot-wrapped perovskites enable light trapping and defect passivation for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 9(12), 7508–7521. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ta00036e
- Lim, S. Y., Shen, W., & Gao, Z. (2015). Carbon quantum dots and their applications. Chemical Society Reviews, 44(1), 362–381. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cs00269e
Additional resources from Leidy Klotz:
- Pick up "Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ePsfzf
- Nature study: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03380-y
- Website: https://www.leidyklotz.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Leidyklotz
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