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Towards more efficient solar cells

A layer of silicon nanocrystals and erbium ions may help solar cells to extract more energy from the ultraviolet (UV, high-energy) part of the solar spectrum. Experimental physicists from the FOM Foundation, ...

Aug 13, 2014
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One step closer to low cost solar cells

The dwindling resources for conventional energy sources make renewable energy an exciting and increasingly important avenue of research. However, even seemingly new and green forms of energy production, like ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Probing the surface of pyrite

Pyrite—perhaps better known as "fool's gold" for its yellowish metallic appearance—is a common, naturally occurring mineral. It holds promise as a high-tech material, with potential uses in solar cells, ...

Oct 01, 2013
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