Volume 90 Issue 24 | p. 40
Issue Date: June 11, 2012

A Solid Solar-Cell Solution

New solid electrolyte bypasses corrosion and durability problems of traditional dye-sensitized solar cells
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: photovoltaics, solar cell, dye sensitized solar cell, Graetzel cell

By replacing the liquid component of a class of thin-film solar cells with a solid, researchers at Northwestern University have come up with a design that avoids the corrosion and durability problems associated with traditional versions of that type of device. The study, reported in a paper in Nature (DOI: 10.1038/nature11067), may lead to new types of inexpensive, long-lasting, and high-performing solar cells composed entirely of solid-state . . .

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