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World-class centre for single crystal electron diffraction will be UK first

New electron diffraction equipment will revolutionise how we understand crystal structures.


£2.2m grant to investigate new solar cell material – which could be used in space

Research led by the University of Warwick will investigate a new type of solar cell material, which could be used in space, in a bid to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Tue 03 Jan 2023, 07:30 | Tags: Physics, research, Space, nanotechnology, solar power, renewable energy

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to a discovery that challenges conventional thinking about one of the key components of these devices.

Wed 11 Sep 2019, 14:02 | Tags: research, Chemistry, solar power

Greener, faster and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells and electronics

An innovative way to pattern metals has been discovered by scientists in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, which could make the next generation of solar panels more sustainable and cheaper.

Wed 14 Aug 2019, 09:00 | Tags: Chemistry, solar power, metals

‘Deforming’ solar cells could be clue to improved efficiency

Solar panelsSolar cells and light sensing technologies could be made more efficient by taking advantage of an unusual property due to deformations and defects in their structures.

Mon 29 Jul 2019, 11:24 | Tags: Physics, research, solar power

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