How solar cells could help find bone fractures

It is not about sunlight but X-rays: FAU researchers, together with colleagues from Austria and Switzerland, have demonstrated for the first time that a type of semiconductor that is normally used in solar cells is also sensitive to X-rays and reacts just as well as the materials that have been used for this purpose until now. The advantages of this are that these semiconductors are much simpler to produce, making them considerably less expensive, and that they can be used for different applications. The researchers recently published their findings in the journal Nature Photonics.

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