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Title: Los Alamos Discovers Super Efficient Solar Using Perovskite Crystals

State-of-the-art photovoltaics using high-purity, large-area, wafer-scale single-crystalline semiconductors grown by sophisticated, high temperature crystal-growth processes offer promising routes formore » developing low-cost, solar-based clean global energy solutions for the future. Solar cells composed of the recently discovered material organic-inorganic perovskites offer the efficiency of silicon, yet suffer from a variety of deficiencies limiting the commercial viability of perovskite photovoltaic technology. In research to appear in Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers reveal a new solution-based hot-casting technique that eliminates these limitations, one that allows for the growth of high-quality, large-area, millimeter-scale perovskite crystals and demonstrates that highly efficient and reproducible solar cells with reduced trap assisted recombination can be realized.« less
Title: Los Alamos Discovers Super Efficient Solar Using Perovskite Crystals
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Publication Date: 2015-01-29
OSTI Identifier: 1186061
Other Number(s): Other: None
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY ; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE ; SOLAR ; PHOTOVOLTAIC ; PEROVSKITE CRYSTAL ; SOLAR CELL ; EFFICIENCY ; NANOTECHNOLOGY ; CRYSTALLINE RING
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:03:02
System Entry Date: 2018-05-11