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Title: An Exciting Boost for Solar Cells

Abstract

A process called singlet fission has the potential to enhance the efficiency of solar cells. The mechanism has been difficult to implement in such devices, but experiments demonstrate a way forward.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1542761
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5900-74074
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 571; Journal Issue: 7763
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; singlet fission; solar cells; efficiency

Citation Formats

Luther, Joseph M, and Johnson, Justin C. An Exciting Boost for Solar Cells. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02014-8.
Luther, Joseph M, & Johnson, Justin C. An Exciting Boost for Solar Cells. United States. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02014-8
Luther, Joseph M, and Johnson, Justin C. Wed . "An Exciting Boost for Solar Cells". United States. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02014-8.
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title = {An Exciting Boost for Solar Cells},
author = {Luther, Joseph M and Johnson, Justin C},
abstractNote = {A process called singlet fission has the potential to enhance the efficiency of solar cells. The mechanism has been difficult to implement in such devices, but experiments demonstrate a way forward.},
doi = {https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02014-8},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1542761}, journal = {Nature},
number = 7763,
volume = 571,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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