Rice University scientists have discovered a novel phenomenon of light-induced lattice expansion in perovskite materials. The lattice expansion cures bulk and interface defects, which leads to an enhancement of perovskite optoelectronic properties. In a collaboration led by Rice University and Los Alamos National Laboratory found that to be the case with a perovskite compound touted […]

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices. The lay description of the principle is trapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery. The coating, applied with a technique that could be […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Australia’s ARC Center of Excellence in Exciton Science researchers have made an important discovery with significant implications for the future of solar cell material design. The team, led by Professor Timothy Schmidt at UNSW, has been looking at ways to capture the energy of visible light that is currently wasted due to the limitations […]

Michigan State University (MSU) scientists report a design for see-through solar materials that can be applied to windows representing a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units. The team reporting in Nature Energy suggest the see-through solar materials can be applied to windows that represent […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory chemists have designed a new ‘single-site’ catalyst that speeds up the rate of a key step in artificial photosynthesis. It’s the first to match the efficiency of the catalytic sites that drive this reaction in nature and could greatly improve the potential for making efficient solar-to-fuel conversion devices. The chemistry is about […]

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