Thin solar cells that can wrap around a pencil

Thin solar cells that can wrap around a pencil
Researchers from South Korea have developed ultra-thin solar cells using the semiconductor, gallium arsenide, which are flexible enough to wrap around the pencil. The thinner solar cells have been designed to be fragile for bending and they have the efficiency to convert the sunlight into electricity which is comparable to thicker photovoltaic cells. The unique feature of these cells is that they could wrap around a radius as small as 1.4 millimetres. This development would help in powering the wearable electronics in the coming generations.
How to cite this article:
Geetha Mahendran. Thin solar cells that can wrap around a pencil. BioLim O-Media. 22 April, 2017. 5(4).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0264.