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#1 2021-02-01 08:59:01

Tallex
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Chemical that makes chilli peppers spicy boosts solar panel cells

Chemical that makes chilli peppers spicy boosts solar panel cells

https://www.newscientist.com/article/22 … nel-cells/

Solar cells treated with capsaicin – the compound that makes chilli peppers hot – have been found to be more efficient at converting solar energy.

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Qinye Bao at East China Normal University in Shanghai and his colleagues added capsaicin to these ultra-thin perovskite solar cells during the manufacturing process. Bao and his team suspected that capsaicin might have an energy-boosting effect because it can free up electrons that can go on to carry charge.

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