April 10, 2001
Science & Research
Office of Media Relations
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Turning diamond film into solar cells
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --
Timothy Fisher is taking a Tiffany’s approach to converting sunlight into electricity: with a $348,000 grant from National Reconnaissance Office, the assistant professor of mechanical engineering is exploring the use of polycrystalline diamond as a replacement for the silicon solar cells currently used in many space applications.
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