Perovskite

A curious quirk brings organic diode lasers one step closer

Since their invention in 1962, semiconductor diode lasers have revolutionized communications and made possible information storage and retrieval in …

Quantum Mechanics

Natural and engineered perovskites

Perovskite is an unremarkable calcium titanium oxide mineral discovered in 1839 with an extremely versatile crystal structure. The compact crystal …

Solar Panels

Perovskite in Earth’s deep interior

Silicate perovskite-type phases are the most abundant constituent inside our planet and are the predominant minerals in Earth’s lower mantle more …

Geology

Promises and challenges of perovskite solar cells

The efficiencies of perovskite solar cells have gone from single digits to a certified 22.1% in a few years’ time. At this stage of their …

Clean Energy

Perovskites in catalysis and electrocatalysis

Catalysts for chemical and electrochemical reactions underpin many aspects of modern technology and industry, from energy storage and conversion to …

Chemistry

A generic interface to reduce the efficiency-stability-cost gap of perovskite solar cells

A major bottleneck delaying the further commercialization of thin-film solar cells based on hybrid organohalide lead perovskites is the interface …

Clean Energy

Could this 'miracle' mineral make the internet 1000-times faster?

A “miracle material” found deep within the Earth’s mantle could hold the key to ultra-high-speed communications and computing, researchers …

Engineering

Pricey New Space Age Perovskite Solar Cell Aims For Low-Cost Rooftop Solar Market

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Washington, have come up with a strategy for driving down the cost of …

Clean Energy

EGEB: ‘Addio Coal!’ – Italy, 32% solar cell licensed, robot solar manufacturing, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i> <i>Featured Image Source</i><p>Italy proposes phasing out coal power plants by 2025 – <i>“We have asked (grid company) Terna to identify the infrastructure needed,” Minister Carlo Calenda said</i> …

Clean Energy

Scientists identify quantum material that mimics the brain's ability to forget

Biological brains are the most complex and powerful learning machines that scientists know of, and figuring out how they work is one of the great …

The Brain

Samsung Develops X-Ray Detector Material with Low Radiation Exposure

Samsung Electronics today announced that the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), in collaboration with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, …

Engineering

Forget about it: A material that mimics the brain

Even as the power of our modern computers grows exponentially, biological systems—like our brains—remain the ultimate learning machines. By finding …

Solar Panels

Scientists propose method to increase the efficiency of solar batteries

Researchers from Department of Material Sciences, Lomonosov MSU, have determined how changing the ratio of components forming the light-absorbing …

Clean Energy

A Long Overdue Solar Cell Competitor Just Smashed a Critical Record

This could be how we reach 30% efficiency.<p>Silicon-based solar cells might soon have had their day in the sun, as researchers find a way to make an …

Clean Energy

Perovskite breakthrough could brighten solar industry

Perovskite has great industry potential as a much cheaper, more flexible alternative to conventional silicon-based solar cells. But researchers …

Clean Energy

Femtosecond events dictate efficiency of future solar cells

<b>Experiments in the UK and Italy find that perovskite solar cells will need to take advantage of ultrafast events to stretch the limits of their</b> …

Engineering

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells

Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently …

Clean Energy

These New Solar Cells Are Modeled After a Fly's Eye

Stanford University researchers may have found a way for perovskites to compete with silicon in the solar panel market<p>Comment on this Story

Clean Energy

Scientists use light to purge defects from solar cells

All it takes is a humid day.<p>The last decade has seen a radical drop in the price of solar panels, driven largely by advances in manufacturing and installation. Researchers are developing solar cells that are even cheaper, using perovskite crystals, a cost-effective alternative to silicon typically …

Clean Energy

How Drones Could Shape the Next Generation of Solar Power Cells

Their relatively short flying time makes them the perfect testing ground.<p>Sam Stranks and his team at the University of Cambridge hope they’re on the …

Clean Energy

Researchers Find a Way to Heal Defective Solar Cells With Light

Perovskite is a material that could be the next big thing in the solar industry. Researchers have now discovered how to heal defects in the molecular …

Clean Energy

Forget $50,000 Solar Roofs: The Future Could be Cheap Solar Tarps

It's all thanks to this lightweight, ultra-efficient material.<p>Not everyone will be able to get a solar roof, especially not right away. While the tax …

Clean Energy

Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light

Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionise the solar cell industry - can be …

Clean Energy

Bug-eye design makes perovskite solar cells more durable - Futurity

Insects' compound eyes could help scientists overcome a major roadblock in the development of perovskite solar panels.

Environment

New, more durable solar cells inspired by honeycomb design of insect eyes

Biomimicry is the imitation of models or systems found in the natural world with the goal of solving human problems. It’s something that’s been …

Gear & Gadgets

Insect eyes could hold the key to durable perovskite solar cells

A team of scientists from Stanford University has discovered a method of constructing perovskite solar cells with enhanced durability by taking …

Science

Insect eyes offer insight into manufacture of perovskites

<b>Scientists at Stanford University have taken inspiration from the compound eyes of insects to improve the viability of perovskites, a promising</b> …

Engineering

The Future Of Solar Cells Could Change With This Material

Perovskite, a material that is thought to change the future of the solar cell industry, has been imaged by researchers at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory with an ‘electron camera’ so that its great light harvesting properties can be understood. Perovskite is a calcium titanium oxide mineral …

Clean Energy

New solar cell inspired by insect eyes | Stanford News

Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could pave the way to a new generation of advanced …

Clean Energy

Researchers create single-crystal perovskite solar cells

Photovoltaic conversion is regarded as the ultimate solution to the growing demand for energy, yet traditional silicon-based solar cells are …

Clean Energy