Transforming solar energy with solution-processed materials

Thin-film solar cells made from solution-processed crystalline materials are promising alternatives to silicon wafers, the core component that converts light into electricity in most solar panels today. This Cornell Research story describes the research of professors Lara A. Estroff, Materials Science and Engineering and John Marohn, chemistry and chemical biology, who are working on on processes to accelerate development of materials for solar cells.

"This research will generate a design process broadly applicable to many solution-processed materials systems," according to the story. "The results could transform the United States solar industry by developing stable and reproducible devices made from earth-abundant components, using low-cost, low-energy methods."


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