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Revolutionizing the Collection of Solar Energy: UC Riverside physicists have developed a photosensor by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected.


Read more about Prototype Shows How Tiny Photodetectors Can Double Their Efficiency

Physicists at UCR have developed a photodetector – a device that senses light – by combining two distinct inorganic materials and producing quantum mechanical processes that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected.Photodetectors are almost ubiquitous, found in cameras, cell phones, remote controls, solar cells, and panels of space shuttles. Measuring just microns across, these tiny devices convert light into electrons, whose subsequent movement generates an electronic signal.

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Read more about Mundos Alternos Live Performances

Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, UCR ARTSblock’s exhibition of over 30 contemporary artists working within the science fiction genre, will feature live performances as a part of the exhibition. Guillermo Gómez-Peña will perform solo and as part of his troupe, La Pocha Nostra, on Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Gómez-Peña’s unique solo style combines spoken word, activist theory, radical storytelling, and language experimentation.

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Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside

Other News at UCR Today

Physicists Win Two Awards at Science Hack Day

UCR scientists won the “Best in Show” and “Most Whimsical Hack” awards at the eighth-annual “Science Hack Day: San Francisco.”

Astronomer Gillian Wilson Named an ELATE Fellow

This fellowship is an elite professional development program for senior women faculty in the STEM fields.

UCR Information Technology Solutions

The former Computing and Communications (C&C) Department has a new name and mission.

UCR Welcomes New Campus Architect

Jacqueline Norman, the new campus architect, will be expanding the positive impact she has had on the UCR campus.

The Ornithologist

Saturday, October 21
3 p.m.
Culver Center of the Arts

Men's Soccer vs CSU Fullerton

Saturday, Oct. 21
7 p.m.
UCR Soccer Stadium

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