Jackie Chan Blu-Ray Film Helps Supercharge Photo voltaic Panels

The subsequent massive factor in photo voltaic cells may simply be an previous Jackie Chan film. Researchers from Northwestern College describe in a new paper how patterns on the floor of Blu-ray discs are nearly good for enhancing the effectivity of photo voltaic cells. Effectivity of photo voltaic panels could be improved by breaking apart daylight simply earlier than it hits, making certain a good publicity throughout the entire photograph-delicate floor. Some printed patterns to interrupt up the sunshine work higher than others — and it seems that the sample of 1s and 0s during which video knowledge is burned onto Blu-ray discs carried out higher than some other.

Jackie Chan Blu-Ray Movie Helps Supercharge Solar PanelsJiaxing Huang / Northwestern College
A floor partly coated by the Blu-ray sample that exhibits the way it diffuses mild (as proven by the rainbow gradient).

The researchers’ first check was utilizing the 1992 Jackie Chan movie "Police Story three: Supercop," however different films and exhibits work simply as properly as a result of the info is encoded in the identical approach on the disc — a approach that occurs to diffuse the sunshine precisely proper. "It’s as if electrical engineers and pc scientists creating the Blu-ray know-how have been subconsciously doing our jobs, too," stated lead research writer Jiaxing Huang.

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First revealed November 25 2014, 10:34 AM