Solar Nanoparticles--Improved Solar Energy Source--Sci/Tech Keeps Improving on This Issue

Posted by hrymzk 6 years, 10 months ago to Technology
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Eight hours ago. Nanoparticles which can be added to paint for surfaces, shingles, inks etc.
Best energy conversion efficiency yet.

Harry M
SOURCE URL: http://phys.org/news/2014-06-class-nanoparticle-cheaper-lighter-solar.html


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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 6 years, 10 months ago
    The iodine counterion is a unique twist. Quantum dots (semiconducting nanoparticles) are generally covalent with just a minimal percentage of ionic character. The iodine does a nice job ensuring charge separation, a key component to light harvesting.
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