She studies nano solar cells

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Janice Boercker is a graduate student in chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota.

"Nanowires are tiny highways for electrons, transporting them quickly and efficiently through the solar cell"

Solar cells allow us to collect energy from the sun, turning it into electricity. But these cells, normally made of pure silicon, are too expensive to put into wide use right now.

Boercker uses nanotechnology to make solar cells with tiny wires that could be much cheaper than today's technology.

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