“TiO2CdS” is chemist shorthand
for a mixture of titanium dioxide and cadmium sulphide, neither of which you would want on your morning toast, but titanium dioxide used to be in some toothpastes and cadmium was once used to coat refrigerator shelves. Titanium dioxide is still used in paint today and makes the whitest white available.
Soon, the combination may coat your roof while supplying electricity to your home. A team of scientists at Notre Dame University has published a paper on how to use the chemistry in paint that can also double as solar electric collector. Read more