Author : A.JyothiSireesh 1
Date of Publication :17th May 2017
Abstract: One of the most interesting things about nanotechnology is that the properties of many materials change when the size scale of their dimensions approaches nanometers. Materials scientists work to understand those property changes and utilize them in the processing and manufacture of materials at the nanoscale. The field of materials science covers the discovery, characterization, properties, and end-use of nanoscale materials. Nanotechnology might be able to increase the efficiency of solar cells, but the most promising application of nanotechnology is the reduction of manufacturing cost. Utilizing nanotechnology in inexpensive solar cell would help to preserve the environment. This paper provides an overview of the current solar cell technologies and their drawbacks. Then, it explores the research field of Nano solar cells and the science behind them. The potential implications that these technologies would have on our society are also discussed. Most other engineering majors work with nanotechnology, but materials science and engineering is at the heart of it across all disciplines. For those who are passionate about nanotechnology, MSE is place to be for the most research, coursework, and experience in nanotechnology. Our department also administers the Clark School's Interdisciplinary Minor Program in Nanoscale Science and Technology, a program open to any student majoring in Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry.
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