David Brown

Project iLASER is in FULL SWING!

Discussion created by David Brown on Sep 23, 2011

Happy IYC to everyone from the U.S.-Mexico INTERNATIONAL border!


I invite all of you to follow the progress of Project iLASER, an endeavor to celebrate the IYC 2011, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1118663).


Please visit my Project iLASER blog periodically for updates of the project.   Below you can enjoy a few of the multitude of wonderful images and activities we're having from one end of the U.S.-Mexico international border to the other.


You are welcome and strongly encouraged to share the blog (via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.) with anyone and everyone among your contacts.


Many thanks and, once again, Happy IYC!



Here's a group of young scientists in El Centro, CA prepared to build some dye-sensitized solar cells.




There's a dye-sensitized solar cell (constructed by these young folks) in full sunlight producing ~400 mV of potential.  Great job!!




Remove the sunlight, and the voltage plummets rapidly.  Aha moment: It really IS powered by the sunlight!