But, increasingly, it looks as if it is a magic combination of some of these nanomaterials that will finally make the big breakthroughs. Graphene seems to figure in many of these combinations, as in the “Big Mac” transistor, paired with boron nitride or molybdenum disulphide.
In terms of applications, solar cells are prime. A Spanish/Oxford team has recently reported very promising results from a combination of three of the iconic materials: a graphene/titanium dioxide/perovskite solar cell, with an efficiency of 15.6%. To put that in perspective, the record for silicon solar cells is 44.4%. But to enter the lists at 15.6% is impressive. What will the next magic combination be?
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