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New class of solar cells, using lead-free perovskites material

New class of solar cells, using lead-free perovskites material

Lead-based perovskites are quite promising in applications of large-scale photovoltaic technology. However, toxicity is one of the crucial issues in these materials. In the search for Lead-free perovskite,...
Perovskite lattice. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Efficient light conversion with perovskite nanocrystals

A new study by the UvA-IoP physicists suggests that certain perovskites do have this desirable property. Certain crystals show very interesting properties at the nanoscale....
Atomic scale view of perovskite crystal formation Credit: Matt Klug

Potassium offers perovskite-based solar cells an efficiency boost

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have recently discovered that a simple potassium solution could boost the efficiency of next-generation solar cells. It could heal the defects...
Insect Eyes Inspire New Solar Cell Design

Insect Eyes Inspire New Solar Cell Design

Inspired by insect eyes, Stanford scientists packed tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect. According to scientists, it will...