Monday, December 30, 2019
Harnessing hot carriers for high efficiency solar cells
Materials that can slow the cooling of highly energetic hot carriers could capture extra energy from the Sun.
Two-dimensional solar materials may offer a way to extract more energy from sunlight. By tuning the structure of a 2D perovskite solar material, researchers from KAUST and the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown they can prolong the lifetime of highly energetic hot carriers generated by light striking the material. The approach could offer a way to capture solar energy more efficiently.
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