Advanced Materials

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23_08/2011Stretchable Solar Cells: Stretchable GaAs Photovoltaics with Designs That Enable High Areal Coverage (Adv. Mater. 8/2011)

The cover image shows a stretchable photovoltaic module consisting of ultrathin, inorganic solar cells interconnected in mesh-like geometries and mounted onto structured elastomeric substrates, as reported by Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers, and co-workers on p. 986. Mechanical deformations are accommodated by the flexible interconnects of the mesh and stretchable trenches of the substrate.

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