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Iranian scientists develop solar cells from electron beam

September 2, 2014

TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) For the very first time, Iranian scientists with assistance from German and Australian scientists, managed to produce solar cells from electron beans

Mahmoud Quran Nevis, president of the Plasma Physics Laboratory of Islamic Azad University, stated that "during past centuries, economy has been concentrated on different energy sources such as nuclear energy, water, wind, oil and gas. Generating electric power from coal, oil and gas, releases large amounts of pollution (carbon dioxide); solar energy, however, does not generate pollution and is not hazardous to human health."

Quran Nevis noted that they are planning to produce solar cells using an electron gun, and stated: "With several experimentations, we managed for the very first time to produce solar cells only by radiating an electron beam on silicon."

"The electron gun is a versatile system in conducting student projects and research projects," he explained, and added "other usages of this system is in thin film optics, electronics, textile and mechanics."

"This research requires 6 years time to lead to generating electricity, however," he stated, "of course, the electron gun has been already patented."




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Source: Mehr News Agency (Iran)

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