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polycrystalline

Definitions

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  • adj. Composed of an aggregate of very small crystals in random orientations

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  • adj. composed of aggregates of crystals

Etymologies

poly- +‎ crystalline (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The other thing is the basic technology, it's called polycrystalline silicon; and although there are competitive methodologies for making solar cells, namely thin film and various types of mirrors that rotate and track or concentrate sunlight, it still looks like the poly is the material of choice because it's so mature with about 65\% of the total solar market.

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  • This is especially the case with downstream tools such as polycrystalline diamond drills, which cost between GBP800 and GBP1600 depending on the version chosen.

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  • The main raw material in a solar cell, polycrystalline silicon, is made in the U.S. and exported to China.

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  • ELA solar car equipped with Sharp polycrystalline residential solar cells will be the lead car in the 2nd Sotokoto Safari Marathon on May 23, 2010 in Nairobi.

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  • A number of different sensors have been developed, based on triggers that include direct DNA damage, the inactivation of bacterial spores and bacteriophages, photochemical reactions involving vitamin D photosynthesis, and the accumulation of polycrystalline uracil.

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  • The two main focuses of Taiwan's solar energy industry are that its energy conversion rates of 15-16% for polycrystalline silicon poly-Si solar cells are lower than international levels of 17%, and self-sufficiency of poly-Si is low, the sources indicated.

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  • Last month Mehran Mehregany of Case Western Reserve University unveiled polycrystalline silicon motors one fifth the size of the dot atop this "i."

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  • ‘The polycrystalline photovoltaic cells are laminated within the glass of the curtain wall and placed with changing density on the entire building’s skin.

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  • The unit was unable to procure sufficient polycrystalline silicon, a key ingredient, to make enough panels to meet demand.

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  • The unit was unable to procure sufficient polycrystalline silicon, a key raw material, to make enough panels to meet demand.

    LCD sales brighten Sharp's profit

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  • Further clues might come now that scientists have grown the first single crystals of rare-earth iron arsenides, which are much purer than the polycrystalline materials synthesised so far.
    New Scientist, 16 August 2008

    August 23, 2008