Solar cells inspired by moth eyes

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6 Responses to “Solar cells inspired by moth eyes”

  1. Guysmiley says:

    The latest “GEN III+” NVDs use a gallium arsenide photocathode and a gated power supply that allows for instantaneous changes in light conditions (no longer get blinded by a light source).

  2. Anonymous says:

    If you are interested in other examples of, or inspiration for biomimicry, take a look at our newly launched site:

    http://asknature.org/

    We have pages for anti-reflective moth eyes, as well as many other natural strategies that can be applied to engineering and design.

    http://www.asknature.org/strategy/b389c40f5c8660fc082282bac3e00c3f

  3. ackpht says:

    Electromagnetic impedance matching, moth-style.

  4. Takuan says:

    can’t beat nature for a subtle shift in gradient. remember the squid beak hardness to water-like softness range?

  5. Takuan says:

    speaking of which, is the current tech in starlight scopes now nanofilament? Last I looked they were using fused optical fibers.

  6. Sethum says:

    Nature has so many lessons to teach us. This and the gecko’s sticky pads are my two favorite. Reason #187 for taking care of our planet.

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