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Redefining Energy Efficiency: 2D Semiconductor with 1,000 Transistors
Unlock new possibilities in data-processing with the revolutionary two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide processor from the EPFL LANES team. A processor dedicated to vector-matrix multiplication, perfect for AI accelerators and more, with the potential to reduce energy consumption and revolutionize data-processing.
Nov 14, 2023 // Technology, efficiency, EPFL, School of Engineering, Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures, LANES
Stabilizing PSCs with Fluorinated Aniliniums
New method developed by EPFL, University of Toronto and University of Kentucky enables perovskite solar cells to be more durable and efficient under high temperatures and humidity. Quasi-steady-state power-conversion efficiency of 24.09% achieved. Could bring us closer to large-scale deployment of this photovoltaic tech.
Jul 14, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, EPFL, University of Toronto and University of Kentucky
Breakthrough in Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cells
Discover the breakthrough findings of two new studies about highly efficient tandem solar cells using perovskite-silicon: a phosphonic acid additive to improve crystallization and an ionic liquid to enhance charge extraction, reaching up to 31.2% and 32.5% power conversion efficiencies.
Jul 7, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, solar efficiency, Xin Yu Chin
Scientists establish 3D/2D perovskite solar cell with 23.08% efficiency thanks to PEAI salt
A worldwide research group that includes scientists from EPFL in Switzerland, Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey, Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia as well as The University of Tokyo has actually produced a quasi-2D perovskite solar cell with a unique type of salt to enhance hole extraction.
Apr 26, 2023 // Technology, Europe, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Switzerland, University of Tokyo, Turkey, efficiency, EPFL, METU, Middle East Technical University
Scientists simplify the procedure of producing perovskite solar cells by coating several layers at the same time
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), City University of Hong Kong, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), University of Kentucky, University of Colorado, University of Toledo as well as Brown University have actually created a concept that simplifies the process of manufacturing perovskite solar cells, which can increase their path towards commercialization.
Mar 24, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, solar cell, perovskite, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, City University of Hong Kong, University of Kentucky, University of Colorado, University of Toledo and Brown University
EPFL-led group makes use of additives to improve the stability and also efficiency of perovskite solar cells
A team of scientists, led by Professor Michael Grätzel at EPFL and also Xiong Li at the Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells in Wuhan (China), have actually developed a technique that deals with stability issues of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) as well as raises their effectiveness.
Jan 23, 2023 // Technology, China, Asia, EPFL, perovskite solar cells, Michael Grätzel, Xiong Li, Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells
Polymer p-doping improves perovskite solar cell stability
Perovskite solar cells have drawn a significant amount of study attention as a promising option to conventional silicon-based solar cells, as a result of their effectiveness in converting sunlight right into electrical power. Perovskite solar cells are a hybrid of organic as well as not natural materials and also contain a light-harvesting layer as well as a charge-transporting layer.
Jan 20, 2023 // Technology, China, Asia, EPFL, Michael Grätzel, perovskite solar cell, Xiong Li, Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Solar Cells
Scientists count on facet engineering for more stable perovskite solar cells
Scientists at Switzerland's EPFL as well as Sungkyunkwan University in Korea have attended to the issue of perovskite solar cells' stability.
Jan 13, 2023 // Technology, Europe, Asia, Korea, solar cell, perovskite, Switzerland, EPFL, Sungkyunkwan University
EPFL group makes use of unique modulators to improve the effectiveness and also stability of perovskite solar cells
A team of scientists at EPFL have actually developed a method that improves both power conversion performance as well as stability of solar cells based upon pure iodide as well as mixed-halide perovskites.
Jan 3, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, EPFL, Michael Grätzel, Ursula Rothlisberger
Carbon nanotubes increase effectiveness in "nanobionic" bacterial solar cells
Designers at EPFL have actually discovered a way to insert carbon nanotubes right into photosynthetic bacteria, which significantly improves their electric output. They also pass these nanotubes down to their offspring when they split, through what the group calls "inherited nanobionics."
Sep 19, 2022 // Technology, solar cells, EPFL, Ardemis Boghossian
'Dual globe record' for perovskite tandem solar cells asserted by EPFL, CSEM
Researchers at EPFL's Photovoltaics and also Thin Film Electronics Laboratory as well as CSEM's Sustainable Energy Centre have actually declared two world records by attaining an effectiveness of over 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells.
Jul 8, 2022 // Technology, Manufacturing News, NREL, solar cell, perovskite, CSEM, perovskite cells, EPFL
EPFL achieves 29.2% efficiency for tandem solar cell with fully textured silicon
Researchers in Switzerland made substantial progress with a method to perovskite-silicon tandem cell layout that they state might become integrated right into existing silicon PV production. They have announced the success of a 29.2% cell efficiency-- not far from the total record for tandem cells, and confirmed by Germany's Fraunhofer ISE.
May 2, 2022 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, Switzerland, efficiency, EPFL, Christophe Baliff
Quantum dots boost perovskite solar cell effectiveness and scalability
Perovskites are hybrid substances made from steel halides and organic components. They show excellent potential in a series of applications, e.g. LED lights, lasers, as well as photodetectors, yet their major payment remains in solar cells, where they are poised to surpass the market from their silicon equivalents.
Jan 21, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, EPFL, Michael Grätzel, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Dong Suk Kim
New materials for extremely high-efficiency perovskite solar cells
A team of chemists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania synthesized materials that were utilized for building a record-breaking perovskite solar module, with an efficiency of 21.4 percent. This was attained with the passivation of the active solar cell layer, which boosts the efficiency of the cell as well as substantially boosts its stability.
Jan 12, 2022 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cells, Europe, perovskite, Switzerland, Lithuania, efficiency, EPFL, Kaunas University of Technology, KTU, Kasparas Rakštys, Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology
Crown ethers improve perovskite solar cell security
EPFL researchers have actually utilized an unmatched method with multimodal host-guest complexation to considerably improve the security of perovskite solar cells while additionally decreasing the launch of lead into the setting
Jun 26, 2021 // Technology, Europe, solar cell, perovskite, efficiency, EPFL, Jovana V. Milić, Hong Zhang