Engineers report a major advance in creating a new family of semiconductor materials

MIT engineers report creating the first high-quality thin films of a new family of semiconductor materials. The feat has the potential to impact multiple fields of technology if history repeats itself. The ability to create high-quality films of other families of semiconductors led to computers, solar cells, night-vision cameras, and more.

The new family of semiconductors, known as chalcogenide perovskites, could have applications in solar cells and lighting. Professor Raf Jaramillo and Professor Jim LeBeau worked with a team of researchers using equipment and facilities across MIT to develop the thin films.

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