Dr. Lyndsey McMillon-Brown: Studying Solar Cells - Nasa daily picture for February 14 (2022)

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Lyndsey McMillon-Brown at NASA’s Glenn Research Center is developing a new type of solar cell that uses innovative materials and offer many advantages over the current state-of-the-art-technology.

As NASA prepares to send astronauts to the Moon through the Artemis Program, engineers are working on technologies that will give these explorers power – solar power, that is. In space, the harsh radiation and huge temperature changes make for a challenging environment.

Dr. Lyndsey McMillon-Brown at NASA’s Glenn Research Center leads a study of solar cells made from a material called perovskite. This material has the potential to help power lunar habitats one day. Dr. McMillon-Brown is the principal investigator for a project that is working on solar cells for space applications, including the Moon and Mars.

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Read her interview with Dr. Jim Green.


Image Credit: NASA/Bridget Caswell

Source: www.nasa.gov


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