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New world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells

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posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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Apr 19, 2016 nano werk
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www.nanowerk.com...=43174.php?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=nanowerkemergingtechnologiesnew s
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(Nanowerk News) Polymer solar cells can be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Linköping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This work is about avoiding costly and unstable fullerenes.
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Polymer solar cells have in recent years emerged as a low cost alternative to silicon solar cells. In order to obtain high efficiency, fullerenes are usually required in polymer solar cells to separate charge carriers. However, fullerenes are unstable under illumination, and form large crystals at high temperatures.
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-The combination of high efficiency and good thermal stability suggest that polymer solar cells, which can be easily manufactured using low-cost roll-to-roll printing technology, now come a step closer to commercialization, said Feng Gao.


Sounds good to this layman.

I hope the oligarchy allows such to be produced and widely distributed. They tend to be hostile to any energy tech which decreases centralized !!!CONTROL!!! mechanisms and distribution.

Sigh.

It seems to me that tech such as this is crucial to wind down a lot of the destructive pollution so hazardous to us all.




posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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The Patent will be purchased, and it'll all go dark.



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