Electronics & Semiconductors

Marrying models with experiments to build more efficient solar cells

In a single day, enough sunlight strikes Earth to power the world for an entire year—that is, if we can find a way to capture that energy cheaply and efficiently. While the cost of solar energy has decreased dramatically, ...

Energy & Green Tech

Sponge-like solar cells could be basis for better pacemakers

Holes help make sponges and English muffins useful (and, in the case of the latter, delicious). Without holes, they wouldn't be flexible enough to bend into small crevices, or to sop up the perfect amount of jam and butter.

Energy & Green Tech

Research team sets new efficiency record for solar cell technology

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has set a new record in the power conversion efficiency of solar cells made using perovskite and organic materials. This technological breakthrough paves ...

Energy & Green Tech

The nature and roles of defects in hybrid halide perovskites

The expansion of solar energy is a necessity to sustainably meet the world's energy demands. To achieve this, researchers have focused on the development of semiconducting energy materials. One such material, hybrid perovskites, ...

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