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Squeezing a rock-star material could make it stable enough for solar cells – EurekAlert

A promising lead halide perovskite is great at converting sunlight to electricity, but it breaks down at room temperature. Now scientists have discovered how to…



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IMAGE:¬†Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University discovered that squeezing a promising lead halide material in a diamond anvil cell (left) produces a so-called “black perovskite ” (right)…
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Credit: Greg Stewart/ SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Among the materials known as perovskites, one of the most exciting is a material that can convert sunlight to electricity as efficiently as today’s commercial silicon solar cells and has the potential for…

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