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Researchers develop a cobalt-free cathode for lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine as well as four nationwide laboratories have developed a way to make lithium-ion battery cathodes without making use of cobalt, a mineral plagued by price volatility and also geopolitical problems.
Sep 22, 2022 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, University of California, Huolin Xin
Perovskite material with superlattice structure may surpass performance of a 'perfect' solar cell
A perovskite solar cell established by engineers at the University of California San Diego brings scientists closer to damaging the ceiling on solar cell effectiveness, suggests a research released Aug. 10 in Nature.
Aug 12, 2022 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, University of California, efficiency, Yusheng Lei, Sheng Xu
Materials scientists discover why perovskite solar cells degrade in sunlight
Materials researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering as well as colleagues from five other universities all over the world have discovered the significant reason that perovskite solar cells-- which show excellent assurance for improved energy-conversion performance-- degrade in sunlight, causing their performance to suffer over time.
Mar 16, 2022 // Technology, USA, solar cells, perovskite, North America, University of California, efficiency, Yang Yang
Group shows fantastic promise of all-inorganic perovskite solar cells for improving solar cell performance
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have actually currently demonstrated high photovoltaic or pv effectiveness of higher than 25%.
Oct 15, 2021 // Technology, USA, solar cells, perovskite, North America, University of California, solar efficiency, Santa Barbara, Xie Zhang
'Twisting' atomic materials might convert light into electricity
A pair of physicists at the University of California, Riverside, are aiming to convert light falling on atomically thin semiconductor materials into power, having actually obtained more than $582,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of the Army.
May 4, 2021 // Technology, USA, North America, University of California, Riverside, Tania Paskova, Gabor
Showing Up Quickly: Solar Panels that Generate Power at Night
Can solar panels create energy even when the sunlight isn't around? In a significant development, researchers at the University of The golden state have created a distinct evening photovoltaic panel (NSP) that can create 50 W under optimal problems in the evening, one-fourth of what traditional photovoltaic panel create during the day.
Apr 26, 2021 // Technology, University of California, PV panel, Jeremy N. Munday, night solar panels, Tristan Deppe
New means to power up nanomaterials for digital applications
UCLA materials scientists and also associates have actually discovered that perovskites, a class of encouraging materials that could be utilized for low-priced, high-performance solar cells and also LEDs, have a previously unutilized molecular part that can additionally tune the digital home of perovskites.
Feb 8, 2021 // Technology, solar cells, perovskite, Los Angeles, University of California, efficiency, Yang Yang, Lawrence E. Tannas, Rui Wang
New generation of solar panels consisting of small sunflower imitations
A new type of PV plants is being developed: solar systems consisting of rows of small man-made sunflowers, which automatically turn their heads toward the sun.
Nov 5, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, PV plants, Los Angeles, sunflower, SunBOT, Ximin He, University of California