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Shenqiang Ren's research leads to advance in solar cell technology

Monday, September 24, 2012
Professor Shenqiang Ren’s research has led to “an exciting advance in solar cell technology,” and will be featured in the Oct. 9 issue of ACS Nano.  Dr. Ren’s research “has produced the world’s most efficient photovoltaic (PV) cells made from nanocarbons, materials that have the potential to dramatically drop the costs of PV technology in the future.”  These carbon nanomaterial PV panels “could advance solar technology because they are made from cheap, easy-to-get and environmentally sustainable carbon materials, have high optical absorption and much better photostability — meaning their performance doesn’t degrade after exposure to sunlight.


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