From sea urchin skeleton to solar cell

5 June 2018

Researchers at AMOLF have found a way of making calcium carbonate structures, such as a sea urchin skeleton, suitable for use in electronics. They do this by modifying the composition of the material so that it becomes a semiconductor without losing its shape. This could lead to more efficient and stable solar cells. This research was published in the journal Nature Chemistry on June 4th 2018.

Figure 1: This series of pictures shows a sand dollar skeleton gradually converting into a light emitting perovskite. Credits: Noorduin Lab, AMOLFFigure 1: This series of pictures shows a sand dollar skeleton gradually converting into a light emitting perovskite. Credits: Noorduin Lab, AMOLF


Source: AMOLF