IPrime Researcher Eray Aydil Team Contributor to Breakthrough in Solar Cell Research

Professor Eray Aydil of IPrime's Renewable Energy Materials program is part of a team of University of Minnesota-led researchers that has cleared a major hurdle in the drive to build solar cells with potential efficiencies up to twice as high as current levels.

By showing how energy that is now being lost from semiconductors in solar cells can be captured and transferred to electric circuits, the team has opened a new avenue for solar cell researchers seeking to build cheaper, more efficient solar energy devices. The work is published in this week's Science.