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September 8, 2019
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Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine

In UCLA-led study, perovskite-based devices benefit from the strong bond between lead and the same chemical found in coffee and tea Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat – a … Continue reading

October 19, 2018
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Nanoparticle Breakthrough Could Capture Unseen Light for Solar Energy Conversion

Scientists demonstrate how organic dyes work as antennas to help harness, convert light An international team of scientists has demonstrated a breakthrough in the design and function of nanoparticles that could make solar panels more efficient by converting light usually … Continue reading

January 19, 2017
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A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-D

Berkeley Lab method could help scientists learn new ways to boost photovoltaic efficiency Next-generation solar cells made of super-thin films of semiconducting material hold promise because they’re relatively inexpensive and flexible enough to be applied just about anywhere.

August 4, 2016
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UW researchers illuminate ways to heal defects in solar cells

Electrical energy fuels our modern lives, from the computer screen that keeps us up after sunset to the coffee maker that greets us at sunrise. But the electricity underlying our 21st century world, by and large, is generated at a … Continue reading

May 10, 2015
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Precision Growth of Light-emitting Nanowires

Berkeley Lab team shows metal-alloy catalysts give more control in nanowire fabrication. A novel approach to growing nanowires promises a new means of control over their light-emitting and electronic properties. In a recent issue of Nano Letters, scientists from the U.S. … Continue reading

January 3, 2014
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Researchers Find Simple, Cheap Way to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. Their modification can increase solar cell efficiency by more than … Continue reading