Playing Pop and Rock Music Boosts Performance of Solar Cells

"Nov. 6, 2013 - Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar
cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of
London and Imperial College London."

"The high frequencies and pitch found in pop and rock music cause vibrations
that enhanced energy generation in solar cells containing a cluster of
'nanorods', leading to a 40 per cent increase in efficiency of the solar

Hehe.. Couldn't help myself; found the title funny & It is actually a real
study and the effects are real and kind of impressive. The solar cell type
is zinc oxide nano rods - so pretty exotic still. "The researchers grew
billions of tiny rods (nanorods) made from zinc oxide, then covered them
with an active polymer to form a device that converts sunlight into

.Further down the article "Scientists had previously shown that applying
pressure or strain to zinc oxide materials could result in voltage outputs,
known as the piezoelectric effect. However, the effect of these
piezoelectric voltages on solar cell efficiency had not received significant
attention before."



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