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Ink printed solar cells may replace silicon

Ferrocene provides critical layer to perovskite solar panels Metal Tech News – April 27, 2022

 

Last updated 7/12/2022 at 2:03pm

Ferrocene is orange in its powdered form and has many technology uses.

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Because of its unique characteristics, ferrocene has often been used as a catalyst, an antiknock additive of gasoline, a high-temperature lubricant, an intermediate of high-temperature polymer, and an ultraviolet light absorber.

Paper-thin and inexpensive solar cells printed from ink may one day replace the cumbersome traditional solar cells made from silicon thanks to a material created at Imperial College London called ferrocene.

"Silicon cells are efficient but expensive, and we urgently need new solar energy devices to accelerate the transition to renewable energy," said Nicholas Long, a professor from the departme...



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