Topic: Xiaoyang Zhu

Discovery of a 'Dark State' Could Mean a Brighter Future for Solar Energy

Dec. 15, 2011

The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be significantly increased, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Highly Efficient Solar Cells Could Result from Quantum Dot Research

June 17, 2010

Conventional solar cell efficiency could be increased from the current limit of 30 percent to more than 60 percent, suggests new research on semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantum dots, led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Next-generation solar cells

March 30, 2010

Researchers at the university's Energy Frontier Research Center are working to develop more efficient solar cells based on organic semiconductors. Their research will make solar cells much easier and cheaper to produce.

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