2.3 Million Organic Materials Analyzed under the Clean Energy Project

2.3 Million Organic Materials Analyzed under the Clean Energy Project

As per reports, the Clean Energy project from Harvard has screened 2.3 million organic, carbon compounds. The same has been backed by the IBM computer called the World Community Grid. It is the joint project by Harvard and IBM.

It has made the search for the semiconductor materials to develop the organic solar technology bit easier. Of the molecular structures covered in the research, about a 1000 of them are capable of converting 11% or more of captured sunlight into electricity.

At the same time, some 35,000 of them show capability of achieving efficiency of more than 10%. It is learnt that majority of the organic compounds explore to date convert only four or five percent of sunlight into electricity.

The IBM computer used in the research helped to conduct an extensive assessment of the quantum chemicals. The scientists from IBM and the Harvard University are expected use thousands of personal computers to find out the better solar materials.

The materials analyzed by the project are all consisting of carbon and it is said that these may someday replace the silicon cells that are being used at present. The researchers are looking for solar material that has features like better efficiency, mass and energy level.

The database is open and any researcher can contribute to it.

 

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