National Edu News: CBSE Awards for Teaching and School Leadership 2020-21, Apply till June 28th  |  Technology Inceptions: Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 for Commercial and Education Purposes  |  Technology Inceptions: 'Sunwatch' to Detect Harmful UV Rays  |  Science Innovations: High Power Laster to Deflect Lightning  |  Parent Interventions: A Guide to Parenting in Times of Pandemic  |  Guest Column: The Death of the Creative Writer!  |  Teacher Insights: Why the Boom in Private Tuition Business?  |  Technology Inceptions: More Heat Resilient Silver Circuitry  |  Science Innovations: Silica Nanoparticles for Precise Drug Targetting  |  National Edu News: IIT Hyderabad Improves in QS World University Rankings to 591-600  |  Technology Inceptions: C02 Emissions to Be Made into Animal Feed  |  Leadership Instincts: Blockchain Helping UN Interventions to End Poverty and Hunger  |  National Edu News: Three Indian Institutions in Top 200 of QS World University Rankings  |  Management lessons: Vaccines, Social Distancing, Facemasks Essential Tools to Fight Covid-19  |  Education Information: “The Language Network” to revolutionise language learning  |  
April 26, 2019 Friday 03:42:39 PM IST

Caffeine to Boost Performance of Solar Cells

Technology Inceptions

Caffeine is not only capable of being a nervous system stimulant but also capable of boosting the performance of solar cells, according to a new research report.

Scientists have found that caffeine can help mitigate the thermal instability and improve the efficiency of metal halide perovskite solar cells. The team of scientists from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Chinese firm Solargiga Energy were behind this path breaking discovery. Caffeine was added to perovskite layer in 40 solar cells and found that the efficiency of the cells improved in the conversion of light into energy. Infrared spectroscopy was used to determine the successful bonding with the compounds.


Researchers hope that considering the ability of caffeine to help perovskite achieve high crystallinity, good thermal stability and low defects, perovskite solar cells production can be scaled up.

Source: https://www.cell.com/joule/fulltext/S2542-4351(19)30173-4




Comments