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In this month’s Midday Science Cafe, Berkeley Lab’s Dr. Matt Horton will walk us through the process of discovering materials, how computing has given us new tools to examine crystals in ways we never thought possible, and how researchers have embraced the open-data, open-source revolution. We’ll then zoom in on one of these applications with UC Berkeley’s Dr. Rachel Woods-Robinson. She will take us on a journey to understand solar cells, starting from the sun, down to nanoscale proportions, and into the tiny crystals that convert sunlight into electricity. She’ll highlight the most important material challenges that scientists face in making solar a viable energy alternative—more efficient, reliable, and sustainable.

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Dr. Rachel Woods-Robinson

Speakers

Dr. Matthew K. Horton

Dr. Matthew K. Horton

Materials Project Staff,
Materials Science Division,
Berkeley Lab

Dr. Rachel Woods-Robinson

Dr. Rachel Woods-Robinson

Department of Materials,
Science and Engineering,
UC Berkeley

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