A new hybrid material has been discovered that could bring solar cell efficiency to nearly 100 percent. The material, accidentally discovered by researchers at Ohio State University while using supercomputers to conduct molecular research, is a hybrid of plastic, titanium, and molybdenum. The material is able to capture and convert nearly 100 percent of the sunlight that it absorbs into usable energy. Such a leap in efficiency is nearly double that of current solar cell capabilities.
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