Today, we take a look at new technology in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry. Two Chemistry Professors (Bardeen & Tang) have used an innovative mixture of organic & inorganic materials to improve solar cells, equipping them with the ability to absorb infrared light.
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Zhiyuan Huang, Xin Li, Melika Mahboub, Kerry M. Hanson, Valerie M. Nichols, Hoang Le, Ming L. Tang, Christopher J. Bardeen. Hybrid Molecule–Nanocrystal Photon Upconversion Across the Visible and Near-Infrared. Nano Letters, 2015; 150714103344001 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02130