Energy & Green Tech

New insight could lead to better silicon solar panels

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Colorado School of Mines are applying a new technique to identify defects in silicon solar cells that cause a drop in efficiency. ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers reveal defect properties in photovoltaic material

As a new member of photovoltaic family, antimony trisulfide (Sb2S3) has the satisfactory bandgap of 1.7eV, benefiting the fabrication of the top absorber layer of tandem solar cells. Due to a special quasi-one-dimensional ...

Energy & Green Tech

New research shines light on perovskite solar cell performance

The potential of a class of materials called perovskites, to enable solar cells to better absorb sunlight for energy production, is widely known. However, this potential has yet to be fully realized, particularly under real-world ...

Engineering

Keeping it rolling: Researchers predict the lifetime of bearings

Scientists from the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, and NTN Next Generation Research Alliance Laboratories at Osaka University developed a machine learning method that combines convolutional neural networks ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Perovskite solar cells exceed 25% power-conversion efficiency

Perovskites are hybrid compounds that can be made from metal halides and organic constituents. Their attractive structural and electronic properties have placed them at the forefront of materials' research, with enormous ...

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