• The wonder crystal that’s set to transform solar-generated electricity.

    As the carbon-emissions clock winds down to 2050, the race is on to get perovskite solar cells in...

    The technology of perovskite solar cells might be young, but predictions are that it’s almost ready to bust out of th...

    Materials November 5, 2021
  • Cracking the code of unbreakable phone screens

    Perovskite breakthrough could make tougher phone screens and more efficient solar panels.

    Unbreakable phone screens might seem too good to be true, but some chemical engineers reckon they’ve cracked the secr...

    Materials October 29, 2021
  • How perovskites twist

    New research has shone light on the internal structures of perovskite crystals.

    Perovskites are a popular substance in materials science, particularly in solar panel research. They’re flexible, the...

    Chemistry March 16, 2021
  • Looking at perovskite in a new light

    Australian team tackles a stability problem.

    Australian researchers may have overcome a significant hurdle in the global quest to develop next-generation perovski...

    Materials October 21, 2020
  • Solar cells succeed in space

    Short trip flags potential of new hybrid design.

    To test if something will work in space, there’s no better option than to send it into space.That’s what German r...

    Energy August 14, 2020
  • The ultimate in power windows

    Researchers incorporate solar cells in glass.

    Australian researchers say they’ve developed new perovskite solar cells that could effectively and efficiently transf...

    Energy April 21, 2020
  • Ironing out the bumps in perovskite’s potential

    Detecting imperfections that reduce performance.

    A literal “trick of the light” can detect imperfections in perovskite solar cells, Australian scientists say, boostin...

    Energy April 13, 2020
  • Using perovskite to help shape light

    It’s a cost-effective option in Faraday rotators.

    Researchers in Australia say they have found a way to manipulate laser light at a fraction of the cost of current tec...

    Materials February 25, 2020
  • Printed solar cells poised for a breakthrough

    Research into alternatives to silicon solar cells is making rapid progress. Viviane Richter reports.

    In one hour the Sun sends enough energy to the Earth to power civilisation for a year – if only we could capture it. ...

    Technology February 23, 2015
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