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Indian-origin engineer discovers ground breaking 2D semi-conducting material

The semi-conductor, made of the elements tin and oxygen or tin monoxide (SnO) by the associate professor Ashutosh Tiwari-led team is a layer of 2D material only one atom thick, allowing electrical charges to move through it much faster than conventional 3D materials such as silicon. 

Feb 15, 2016, 18:01 PM IST

Scientists develop environment-friendly solar cell

In a significant finding, scientists have developed a new low-cost, efficient and environment-friendly solar cell that can be used without hazardous material lead.

May 05, 2014, 18:54 PM IST

Now, `cheaper, greener` solar cells that use tin instead of lead

Researchers have developed a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light.

May 05, 2014, 10:55 AM IST

Tin could be the next super material for computer chips

A pioneering study by U.S. researchers has led to the discovery that the humble metal tin could form the world`s first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency in computer chips.

Nov 24, 2013, 21:03 PM IST