Canadian researchers: Graphene Oxide is better than graphene for solar cell electrodes

Researchers from Canada's University of Saskatchewan are investigating how to use Graphene Oxide in solar-cell electrodes. According to their experiments, GO is indeed less conductive than pure graphene, but it is more transparent and it is a better charge collector.

The researchers modeled graphene oxide, for the first time with real complexity, and showed that previous models were incorrect. Their resreach also showed how heated water touching the GO film can burn it and produce carbon dioxide - which could be risky in solar cells.

Posted: Aug 07,2014 by Ron Mertens