Posts tagged: Strain engineering

US/China research team proposes “solar energy funnel” to harness photons for electricity; using elastic strain to capture a wider spectrum

A visualization of the broad-spectrum solar energy funnel. Image: Yan Liang Researchers from Peking University in China and MIT are proposing using elastic strain as a viable agent to create an optoelectronic material with a spatially varying bandgap that is tunable for use in photovoltaics, photocatalysis and photodetection. In a paper published in Nature Photonics, […]