OUT OF MIND
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» Thrive Movement - Is there a fundamental structure to our universe?
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 5:44 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Alan Watts ~ Why Do We Resist Change
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 11:02 am by PurpleSkyz

» Elon Musk’s SpaceX chosen by NASA for historic mission to send humans to the Moon
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 10:56 am by PurpleSkyz

» Strange Sightings Increasing Worldwide! (2021)
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 10:52 am by PurpleSkyz

» Sean Stone - The Jon Benet Ramsey Conspiracy?
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 10:41 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO NEWS ~ Disc like object (UFO) captured at Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex UK plus MORE
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 10:38 am by PurpleSkyz

» Anthony Weiner Has Public MELTDOWN lol lol
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 10:13 am by PurpleSkyz

» Deep Space is full of Mysteries
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 9:55 am by PurpleSkyz

» Vaccines Are Sowing Seeds of Immune System Destruction
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 9:51 am by PurpleSkyz

» CDC: 3,005 Recorded Deaths in VAERS Following COVID-19 Experimental “Vaccines” – More than Total Vaccine Deaths for Past 13+ Years
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 9:45 am by PurpleSkyz

» Nanotubes Assemble into ‘Black Strands’…
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 9:40 am by PurpleSkyz

» Eudra Database Vax Stats Update to April 10th 2021
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 9:35 am by PurpleSkyz

» Business Owner Buys Stone for Autistic Boy’s Mother’s Grave: ‘I’m Going to See That’s Done’
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyYesterday at 9:27 am by PurpleSkyz

» Dave Schmidt (Meta 1 Coin Scam) - SEC warns Meta 1 Coin scheme is ongoing despite Court orders
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 4:26 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Monopoly: An overview of the Great Reset – Follow the Money
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:56 pm by PurpleSkyz

» An Agenda That Is As Diabolical As It Is Unthinkable
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:52 pm by PurpleSkyz

» ‘Dead-Heads’, Garbage In Equals Garbage Out…
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:51 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Why Can’t Scientists Find the Enormous Planet X?
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:49 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Doctor sends letter: Is it is medically ethical to continue Covid Vaccine rollout given severity of life altering side effects?
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:45 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Examining the Relationship between COVID Death Rates and Population Density
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:43 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Mysterious earthquake light appeared in the sky over Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:42 pm by PurpleSkyz

» CDC Admits 5,800 FULLY VACCINATED People Became Infected with COVID-19 and 74 Died plus Recent VAERS Data
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants EmptyFri Apr 16, 2021 3:41 pm by PurpleSkyz




You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » MOTHER NATURE » SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY » Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants

Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants

  • Posted by Gun-Britt Lund on August 26, 2013 at 6:01am
  • View Blog

Organic solar cells that collect energy like plants Solar-cells-300x200
By: Jonathan Benson,
Natural News.
A cohort of scientists from the U.S. and Great Britain have made a breakthrough discovery with regards to solar technology that could revolutionize the way we harvest light for energy. Known as organic solar technology, special cells designed to convert light into energy in the same way that plants do via photosynthesis are set to become a whole lot more efficient as a result of some new tweaks, which means their potential for inexpensive, large-scale use is soon on the horizon.
For years, technologists have been trying to improve the conversion efficiency of solar cells, as all across the board conversion rates have traditionally been low. Typical silicon-based solar cells today, for instance, achieve between 20 and 25 percent energy efficiency, while emerging organic solar cells achieve only about half this amount, or 12 percent efficiency. To make these technologies beneficial on a commercial scale, conversion rates obviously need to be as high as possible.
This is where researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Washington may have come up with a viable solution. After using a special, laser-based technology to carefully evaluate the way electrons function inside organic solar cells, the multinational team learned some electrons devolve into a catatonic state where they no longer possess energy. Some electrons fall into this “hole,” they found, as a result of variant “spin.”
“‘Spin’ is a property of particles related to their angular momentum, with electrons coming in two flavors, ‘spin-up’ or ‘spin-down,’” explains Science Daily about the findings. “Electrons in solar cells can be lost through a process called ‘recombination,’ where electrons lose their energy — or ‘excitation’ state — and fall back into an empty state known as the ‘hole.’”
Finding: Conversion efficiency can be increased by rewiring electrical current pathways
 
After pinning down how electrons normally function within an organic solar cell, effectively keeping conversion efficiency rates low, the team figured out that electron spin can be altered to improve these rates. By arranging electrons in a certain way, researchers found that electrons can be prevented from collapsing through recombination, a modality that has the potential to make organic solar technology extremely viable in the near future.
“This discovery is very exciting, as we can now harness spin physics to improve solar cells, something we had previously not thought possible,” says Dr. Akshay Rao, a Research Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and one of the lead authors of the study. “We should see new materials and solar cells that make use of this very soon.”
Though “organic” in name, the new technology still requires the use of synthetic, high-performance polymer materials to capture and convert light. But the good news is that the materials needed for the cells can be produced relatively quickly and inexpensively, which will put them more in reach of the general population on an average family budget.
“These materials can be printed like newspaper and manufactured into rolls of film like plastic wrap, so they could have a significant manufacturing cost advantage over traditional materials like silicon,” says David Ginger, a professor of chemistry at the University of Cambridge and co-author of a new study on the technology recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nature.
Sources for this article include:
http://www.sciencedaily.com
http://www.rdmag.com
http://www.washington.edu
http://science.naturalnews.com
http://science.naturalnews.com
Read more http://www.trueactivist.com/organic-solar-cells-that-collect-energy...


Thanks to: one-vibration.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum