Solar Cell Research Relies On New Materials.
In this full seminar on the history and possible future uses of perovskites, you will learn all the different applications that they have been used for and the areas of research going on today. Inorganic and organic perovskite materials are being studied to provide a possible inexpensive and high efficiency solar cell.
The crystalline materials known as Perovskites make up 38% of the volume of the earth. Moreover, they have many very important practical uses, for example in electronics, ultrasonics and in thermal sensing devices. So what are they exactly? Mike Glazer explains how tiny changes in their crystal structures can lead to such a vast array of different properties and why they are so important in our daily lives.
This Discourse is supported by the Bragg Lecture Fund and was filmed on 31 March 2017. The lecture is fairly technical but the professor does a great job of teaching and entertaining the audience.
Mike Glazer is an Emeritus Professor of the Oxford University Department of Physics. He is the Vice President of the International Union of Crystallography and recently wrote ‘A Very Short Introduction to Crystallography’ for Oxford University Press.
The Importance of Solar Cell Research
Solar cell research is one of the most interesting areas of study. Breakthroughs are being made everyday that are lowering the cost of solar electricity and making the dream of a clean energy powered world closer to reality today.