Scientists get to the heart of fool’s gold as a solar material

Madison WI (SPX) Nov 24, 2014

As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.

Theoretically, iron pyrite – a cheap compound that makes a common mineral known as fool’s gold – could do the job, but when it works at all, the conversion efficiency remains frustr —> Read More Here


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