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Submission + - Cheap breakthrough doubles solar cell output (latimes.com)

doug141 writes: In standard solar cells, much energy is lost (as heat) from photons mismatched to the capability of silicon to capture them. A new technique uses a pentacene layer to down-convert each hot (un-captureable) electron to two electrons that can be captured by standard silicon cells.
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Cheap breakthrough doubles solar cell output

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