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Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals reveals clues to improving solar cells


November 21, 2017

The discovery of nanoscale changes deep inside hybrid perovskites could shed light on developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. Using X-ray beams and lasers, a team of researchers led by the University of California, San Diego, discovered how the movement of ions in hybrid perovskites causes certain regions within the material to become better solar cells than other parts. Full Story

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