Iowa State University engineers have developed a next-generation perovskite solar cell that takes advantage of the promising electro-optical properties of perovskite materials. They’ve made the materials much more stable at high temperatures and demonstrated a consistent, clean way to fabricate them into solar cells. These would be important steps toward commercial production of new, low-cost, […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists found that a change in chemical composition enabled a boost the longevity and efficiency of a perovskite solar cell.     The new formula enabled the solar cell to resist a stability problem that has so far thwarted the commercialization of perovskites. The […]

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 […]

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, […]

Universities of Portsmouth, Southampton and Bath researchers have now developed a way to adjust the properties of the transport layers to encourage the ionic defects within the perovskite to move in such a way that they suppress recombination and lead to more efficient charge extraction – increasing the proportion of the light energy falling on […]

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