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NYU Engineers’ Solar ‘Sandwich’ Is Breakthrough In Solar Cell Efficiency


Researchers from the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering have come up with what they call an innovative and promising way to improve solar cells. Tandon Associate Professor André D. Taylor of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department led the team of researchers on the project. … Think of a solar cell as a sandwich, Taylor says. The “meat,” or active layer – made of electron donors and acceptors – is in the middle, absorbing sunlight and transforming it into electricity (electrons and holes), while the “bread,” or outside layers, consists of electrodes that transport that electricity.

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