Queen Mary University of London researchers have developed a new process for producing stable perovskite materials to create more efficient solar cells. Currently crystalline silicon is the most widely used material for solar cells. However, over the last decade, perovskite solar cells, made from metal halide perovskite materials, have shown promise to make cheaper, and […]

University of Basel researchers continue to improve the performance dye sensitized solar cells with sensitizers using iron – a commonly available and environmentally friendly metal. Solar energy plays an important role in the fight against climate change as a substitute for fossil fuels. Dye-sensitized solar cells promise to be a low-cost supplement to the photovoltaic […]

Northern Illinois University scientists have described development of a cost-effective Scotch-tape-like film that can be applied to perovskite solar cells and capture 99.9% of leaked lead in the event of solar cell damage. The researchers at Northern Illinois University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, are […]

A new electrocatalyst called a-CuTi@Cu converts carbon dioxide (CO2 ) into liquid fuels. An active copper centered on an amorphous copper/titanium alloy produces ethanol, acetone, and n-butanol with high efficiency. The research has been reported by a team of Chinese researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The team includes members from from Foshan University (Foshan, […]

A team of researchers has now reported the synthesis of a highly active, stable, nickel–carbon catalyst that recycles carbon dioxide through a conversion to methane (natural gas). A useful process for this transformation is photothermal methanation, in which CO2 and hydrogen are catalytically converted into CH4 and water upon irradiation with sunlight. In the journal […]

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