• 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
  • Overcoming atomic level perovskite defects

    Impurities found in the crystal structures of perovskites could be hindering their performance.

    A group of Australian and Chinese researchers have found tiny defects – and ways to resolve them – in the atomic stru...

    Australia June 15, 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
  • Colourful detection crystals

    New research explains how a type of crystal could be used to detect dangerous chemicals.

    A group of Australian researchers have found a fast method of detecting toxins produced from pesticides and chemical ...

    Chemistry March 5, 2021
  • 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
  • The top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

    The World Economic Forum highlights technological advances that have the power to improve lives, ...

    Getty/PASIEKA/SPLThe World Economic Forum published this diverse list of breakthrough technologies which could soon p...

    Technology June 28, 2016
  • Light fixes defects in perovskite solar cells

    Intense blasts ‘sweep away’ imperfections in the crystals.

    Light's not only used by solar cells to produce electricity. It appears it can also sweep away minor defects.Resear...

    Physics May 25, 2016
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