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October 21st, 2005

Nanoparticles boost solar cells

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Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, both in the US, have made a solar cell from two types of inorganic nanocrystal. Unlike hybrid devices that contain both nanocrystals and a semiconductor polymer, the cell was stable in air. It also had a power-conversion efficiency of nearly 3%.

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