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Black butterfly | Radwanul Hasan Siddique, KIT/Caltech
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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.

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