In a new study, researchers measure the spin properties of electronic states produced in singlet fission – a process which could have a central role in the future development of solar cells.
Aditya Sadhanala wanders over to the wall, turns a pulley, and a wooden box about a metre squared swings up and away. Below it gleams an array of carefully positioned lasers, deflectors and sensors surrounding a piece of glass no bigger than a contact lens. He flips a switch and creates a ‘mirage’.
The causes of a hitherto mysterious process that could enhance the power of solar cells have been explained in a new study.
A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.