A Rice University lab is working on making solar cells that are stretchable, printable, and paintable. Biomolecular engineer Rafael Verduzco and his team have developed flexible organic photovoltaics with a chemical additive that mitigates the material’s brittle qualities. The lab is using 'thiol-ene' molecules that infiltrate the polymer and form a mesh that makes the material stretchable, without losing efficiency." /> How to Make Solar Cells Printable, Paintable, and Flexible - Tech Briefs

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How to Make Solar Cells Printable, Paintable, and Flexible

A Rice University lab is working on making solar cells that are stretchable, printable, and paintable. Biomolecular engineer Rafael Verduzco and his team have developed flexible organic photovoltaics with a chemical additive that mitigates the material’s brittle qualities. The lab is using 'thiol-ene' molecules that infiltrate the polymer and form a mesh that makes the material stretchable, without losing efficiency.