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Researchers discover new lead-free perovskite material for solar cells

February 13, 2018

Perovskite solar cells are a promising new low-cost photovoltaic technology, but most contain toxic lead. A team led by Brown University researchers has introduced solar cells with a new titanium-perovskite material that gets the lead out. Full Story

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