Graphene breakthrough will provide the building with solar panels




Graphene breakthrough will provide the building with solar panels

Scientists from the University of Manchester and the National University of Singapore combined with other materials, graphene atomic thickness to create solar cells with a thickness of a sheet of paper. Solar cells based on graphene, being deposited on the outer surface of the building, will be able to provide them with energy.

Combined graphene – is sverhmaterial, which is the most delicate and durable in the world and also the most conductive – in conjunction with layers of transition metal dichalcogenides (TDMC) acts as an effective absorber of light. Based on it, you can create a much more sensitive and effective photovoltaic cells than current solar cells.

Read more about how to make graphene, we have already written. Recall also that graphene – a sort of revolution in the field of materials .

“Such photoactive heterostructure multiply our opportunities and pave the way for a new type of experiment,” – said Kostya Novoselov at Manchester University, received together with a colleague Andrei Geim Nobel Prize for the discovery of graphene in 2004. – “As soon as we create a more sophisticated and complex heterostructures will be multiplied functionality of devices. We are entering into the realm of truly multi-functional devices. ”

In addition to the energy nutrition buildings, such a breakthrough could lead to the creation of incredibly thin solar panels or ultra-sensitive photodetectors. Our colleagues from The Telegraph believe that this study will provide the basis for very thin solar panels for mobile phones. The fact that graphene battery should solve the problem of rapid discharge of mobile devices, we have written before.
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