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Microwave Oven Used To Cook Up Solar Cell Material
2013-05-06 09:16:00

University of Utah Nanocrystal semiconductor for photovoltaics, medical sensors, heat reuse University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors. They hope it will be used for more efficient photovoltaic solar cells and LED lights, biological sensors and systems to convert waste heat to electricity. Using microwaves "is a fast way to make these particles that...

2011-09-29 06:00:00

Clifton Mining Co.  Summary of Annual General Meeting held on August 26, 2011 ALPINE, UT, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Voting: The directors and auditors were re-elected, without apparent controversy.  No other matters had been submitted for voting. Michael Free Presentation: Professor Free, of the Department of Metallurgy at the University of Utah, gave a talk in which he simply and elegantly explained the function of roasting and/or microwaving on ore,...