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A New Understanding of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara used NERSC supercomputers to better understand the solar conversion efficiencies of hybrid perovskites and produce critical insights into how they work. Read More »

Squeezed nanocrystals: A new model predicts their shape

Scientific Achievement In a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Northeastern University, scientists have developed a model for predicting the shape of metal nanocrystals or "islands" sandwiched between or below two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene. The advance moves 2D quantum materials a step closer to applications in electronics. Significance and Impact The structures and shapes of functional nanocrystals (NCs) are key to determining their… Read More »