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International Space Station Scientists May Grow Space Crystals For More Efficient Solar Cells

08/27/2010 02:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Scientists are planning to use the space station to grow a new kind of crystal for use in solar cells by 2013.

They say the vacuum conditions in space improve the quality of thin film crystals, giving them properties that are unachievable on Earth.

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