Chirality yields colossal photocurrent

A recently discovered Weyl semimetal delivers the largest intrinsic conversion of light to electricity of any material, an international team lead by a group of Boston College researchers reports today in the journal Nature ...

A record photovoltaic effect observed in antiferroelectrics

The photovoltaic effect is the main physical and chemical principle underlying solar cells. It is characterized by the conversion of photons into usable electrical energy. Modern photovoltaic devices have been intensively ...

New paradigm for solar cell construction demonstrated

(Phys.org) —For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative. This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the ...

Uncovering quantum secret in photosynthesis

The efficient conversion of sunlight into useful energy is one of the challenges which stand in the way of meeting the world's increasing energy demand in a clean, sustainable way without relying on fossil fuels. Photosynthetic ...

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