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Research presented at Symposium P of the 10th International Conference of Materials and Advanced Technology (ICMAT 2019)

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Discovery and development of affordable renewable energy sources is of paramount importance for the continuous growth of human civilization while minimizing global warming. Converting solar energy to electricity or fuel presents a golden opportunity towards truly accessible, low cost and clean source of energy. Thin film inorganic materials may open up new opportunities in flexible solar cells, wearable technologies and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) beyond the traditional (silicon-based) solar panels installed on roof tops and solar farms. Conversion of sunlight into useful chemicals such as O2 and H2, enabled by photo(electro)chemical reactions of semiconductor photoelectrodes, also presents a promising opportunity to harvest solar energy. Towards this, we present a collection of selected articles on the recent development of chalcogenide based inorganic materials for solar energy harvesting which were presented at symposium P of the 10th International Conference of Materials and Advanced Technology (ICMAT2019) hosted by MRS-Singapore.

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First published
10 Jan 2020

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Editorial

Research presented at Symposium P of the 10th International Conference of Materials and Advanced Technology (ICMAT 2019)

G. K. Dalapati, L. H. Wong and F. E. Osterloh, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9TA90275A

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