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Prototype shows how tiny photodetectors can double their efficiency


October 9, 2017

University of California, Riverside, physicists have developed a photodetector--a device that converts light into electrons--by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected. The researchers stacked two atomic layers of tungsten diselenide on a single atomic layer of molybdenum diselenide. Such stacking results in properties vastly different from those of the parent layers. Full Story

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