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Submission + - Fly Eyes Used for Solar Cells (discovery.com)

disco_tracy writes: Rsearchers took corneas from blow flies, fixed them on a glass substrate, added a polymer to protect the shape and then coated nine-eye arrays in nickel within a vacuum chamber. The result was a master template that retained those useful nanoscale features and can be used to make solar cells.
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Fly Eyes Used for Solar Cells

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