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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

February 7, 2014
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UCLA researchers improve process for manufacturing highly efficient solar cells

New technique holds promise for commercial production of perovskite photovoltaics Working on the cutting edge of a newly emerging area of solar-cell research, UCLA engineers have invented a new process for manufacturing highly efficient photovoltaic materials that shows promise for … Continue reading

February 26, 2013
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Human Cognition Depends Upon Slow-Firing Neurons

Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of “mental sketch pad.” In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of this ability — the … Continue reading

February 18, 2012
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UCLA Engineers Create Tandem Polymer Solar Cells That Set Record For Energy-Conversion

In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential. Organic polymers can be produced in high volumes at low cost, resulting in photovoltaic devices … Continue reading

November 22, 2011
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UCLA Team Develops Highly Efficient Method for Creating Flexible, Transparent Electrodes

As the market for liquid crystal displays and other electronics continues to drive up the price of indium — the material used to make the indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent electrodes in these devices — scientists have been searching for … Continue reading