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Scientists Demonstrate New Semiconductor Material for Solar Cell Technology

The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that have demonstrated a new semiconductor material made from abundant elements which can be “tuned” for use in solar cells instead of rare elements. Researchers focused on the compound zinc tin nitride which has been recently synthesized by research groups around the world, using zinc and tin – metals which are readily available through mature recycling facilities – rather than expensive and rare metals.

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