Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists in a collaboration with University of Groningen (UG) scientists have developed a method to analyze which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy. In a paper published in Science Advances, physicists Professor Sum Tze Chien from NTU and Professor Maxim Pshenichnikov […]

A Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HBZ) für Materialien und Energie team has demonstrated that hybrid halide perovskites crystallize without an inversion center. Interactions between the organic molecules and adjacent iodine atoms can lead to the formation of ferroelectric domains, which, indirectly, can result in higher solar-cell efficiencies. The formation of these ferroelectric domains cannot occur in purely […]

A new company, Heliogen, announced it has achieved for the first time commercially very high temperatures from solar energy that could replace the need for fossil fuels in many heavily energy-intensive industries such as steel, cement, and petrochemical production. Heliogen, announced its launch last Tuesday alongside the solar breakthrough that it had concentrated solar energy […]

Rice University materials scientists have found inorganic compounds quench defects in perovskite-based solar cells and expand their tolerance of light, humidity and heat. The scientists believe they’ve overcome a major hurdle keeping perovskite-based solar cells from achieving mainstream use. Through the strategic use of the element indium to replace some of the lead in perovskites, […]

University of Waterloo scientists have created an ‘artificial leaf’ by inexpensively recycling and converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. The new technology, outlined in a paper published in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food. Yimin Wu, an […]

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