Black butterfly | Radwanul Hasan Siddique, KIT/Caltech
Energy

A Black Butterfly’s Wings Point the Way Toward Better Solar Cells

By mimicking the nanostructures of black-colored butterfly wings, researchers doubled the amount of energy that solar panels convert to electricity.

Published On 10/18/2017
7:47 PM EDT
Scientists from KIT and Caltech utilize the disordered nanoholes of the black butterfly to improve solar cell performance. | Radwanul Hasan Siddique, KIT/Caltech
Scanning electron microscope image of bio-inspired nanoholes | Radwanul Hasan Siddique, KIT/Caltech