Nanoparticles innovation helps make solar panels more affordable

June 10, 2014 1:51 PM

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"The field of colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics requires continued improvement in absolute performance, or power conversion efficiency," said Professor Ted Sargent.

The new sun-soaking nanoparticles are called colloidal quantum dots, and researchers at the University of Toronto's Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering think they could, aside from improving solar cell production, help developers create improved infrared lasers, gas ...

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