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How can I make glass electrically conductor? Answered

I would like to build a cell of graezel but I need a support electrically conductor and transparent that can resists at 400 C° Can anyone help me? Thank you Alessio

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2009-05-12

Sounds like an advanced project to me - do you have the tools, materials and plans?
Professor Michael GRÄTZEL

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lemonie (author)alessiof762009-05-13

(That isn't what I found under Gratzel / Graetzel).
What you want to know is how to produce or obtain the glass which is coated with tin oxide? I would suggest that you contact them at that site (see bottom of that page for details), they'll surely have the best answer?

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alessiof76 (author)lemonie2009-05-13

I'd like to how to produce or obtain the glass which is coated with tin oxide. I had tried to steaming some grams of tin 60/40 (60%Sn 40%Pb) on a glass using microwave but glass remained insulating : (

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lemonie (author)alessiof762009-05-13

That doesn't sound too good (metal + microwave). Seriously, e-mail the website (e-mail address at the very bottom) and ask them if they could help - they will know how they did it. L

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lemonie (author)alessiof762009-05-13

Aye but it didn't give you what you wanted, and it's 40% lead. L

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alessiof76 (author)lemonie2009-05-13

Here is a funny video that explains how to make a photovoltaic graetzel (?) cell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVwzJEhMmD8

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desperatecry4321 (author)2011-11-27

Knox geliatine with a little salt is a conductor. I am not sure how hard you can make it. Perhaps baking salted finger jello hard gelatine might solidify it harder. Anyways, a non-salted gelitine filling inside a sealed solar panal would vacuum pack it like and strenghten the glass on top of it too.

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balisticsquirel (author)2011-02-05

Is this kinda what you want?
http://www.inventables.com/technologies/transparent-led-film
You laminate it between layers of glass. I haven't tried it though.

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alessiof76 (author)2009-05-13
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PKTraceur (author)2009-05-12

Maybe a conductive glaze? I understand that green glass contains iron, but im not sure which form. Perhaps sillicon doped with iron fillings, or similar? -PKT

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fwjs28 (author)2009-05-12

glass is not a conductor, but if you put a thin coat of something conductive ontop of it, it should work...

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