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By finding a way to sprinkle the surface of lead-sulphide quantum dots with extra sulphur, scientists have enhanced their charge transport properties.

Hole transport breakthrough produces stable perovskite solar cells

A novel perovskite solar cell retains more than 95% of its 20% conversion efficiency under full sunlight illumination for more than 1000 hours.

Scientists have uncovered a strategy for using surface tension to grow perovskites into centimeter-scale, highly pure crystals.

By precisely controlling the size and positioning of quantum dots in a superlattice, scientists are able to finely tune its optical properties.

Researchers have shown how laser light can be used to forge graphene into 3D objects such as a pyramid.

Scientists have discovered a two-dimensional alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow the alloy.

Glycol ethers can significantly improve the structure and alignment of perovskite grains in the thin films used in solar cells.

Scientists have discovered that stable glasses can possess optical properties such as birefringence that are usually only found in ordered materials.

Silica nanopowder in a polymeric matrix makes fused silica glass amenable to modern 3D-printing methods.

Self-assembling nanoparticle arrays that change between a mirror and a window.

By controlling the distance between nanoparticles in a single layer, researchers have made a filter that can change between reflecting and transparent.

Defects in the molecular structure of perovskite solar cells can be ‘healed’ by exposing them to light, oxygen and just the right amount of humidity.

Windows coated with thermochromic vanadium dioxide nanoparticles can let heat in during winter and keep it out in summer.

Fernando Torres recipient of 2017 Embracing Challenge award

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A novel way to measure the band gap of the 2D material molybdenum disulfide has revealed the link between its electronic and optical properties.

Hybrid photoactive materials with more stable and more rigid dyes obtained.

Scientists have simultaneously designed an optimal material for light management in solar cells and fabricated the nanostructured surfaces.

Scientists have developed various hybrid, photoactive materials that respond in different ways when exposed to excitation light.

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