Surprising Vortex Uncovered – Supercomputers Reveal Hidden Secrets of Solar Technology

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have used supercomputers to uncover surprising vortex structures in polarons within halide perovskites. These vortices, formed by rotating atoms around electrons, help maintain electron excitation, potentially improving solar cell efficiency. The study highlights the material’s ability to achieve 25% energy conversion efficiency in a decade, compared to silicon’s 70 years. This discovery could revolutionize solar technology and lead to more efficient energy solutions.

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