A Tokyo Institute of Technology research team has developed an eco-friendly device that uses solar energy to catalyze an electrochemical oxidation reaction with high efficiency. Green energy sources constitute a hot research field globally because of the current environmental impetus and the pressure to avoid non-renewable energy (fossil fuels). Researchers have been seeking ways to […]

Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimized to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online. As the internet of things expands, it is expected that we will need to […]

Columbia University scientists have designed organic molecules capable of generating two excitons per photon of light. The process is called singlet fission. Of importance is the excitons can live for much longer than those generated from their inorganic counterparts, which leads to an amplification of electricity generated per photon that is absorbed by a solar […]

New research under way at the Universities of Birmingham and Utrecht seeks the secret to the next generation of organic solar cells from tiny fluorescing light-emitting microalgae found in the ocean. Microalgae are probably the oldest surviving living organisms on the planet. They have evolved over billions of years to possess light harvesting systems that […]

A Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie team has succeeded in producing inorganic perovskite thin films at moderate temperatures using co-evaporation – making post-tempering at high temperatures unnecessary. The process makes it much easier to produce thin-film solar cells from this material. In comparison to metal-organic hybrid perovskites, inorganic perovskites are more thermally stable. The […]

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