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  • Ralf Wehrspohn Prof. Dr.

    1. Institute of Physics, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg, 06099 Halle, Germany
    2. Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Walter-Hülse-Strasse 1, 06120 Halle, Germany, Fax: (+49) 345-5589-100
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Wired up to the sun: The first solar cells based on silicon nanowires have been prepared using the p–i–n core–shell concept adopted from amorphous silicon solar cells. These solar cells produce power in the nanowatt range, which is sufficient to drive self-sustaining nanoelectronic circuits.