October 19, 2019
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first_imgOTTAWA — Four federal leaders will take the stage in Montreal tonight for the first debate to feature Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the Bloc Quebecois will face off with Trudeau at 8 p.m. Eastern time, in a debate hosted by the private TVA television network and the Montreal newspaper Le Journal.“It’s enormously important,” says Maclean’s Ottawa Bureau Chief John Geddes of the French debate, adding with 78 seats up for grabs in Quebec, the outcome could have a big impact.The Liberals are polling well in the province, which makes Trudeau the target in his first test against his competitors, and his main rival Andrew Scheer.“I think inevitably they’re the top dogs, and this whole thing of Scheer versus Trudeau will be key.”The other leaders all stand to gain by taking Trudeau down a notch on topics like pipelines, deficit spending, and Quebec’s controversial religous symbols ban for public workers.Any great performance or big mistake can sway the Quebec race, and since the Liberals and Conservatives are in a dead heat nationally, every vote matters.“For sure picking up a few seats or losing a few seats in Quebec could make the difference if you’re in that tight a race,” Geddes says.The leaders are spending most of the day Wednesday preparing, though the Liberals have a campaign announcement featuring cabinet minister Navdeep Bains in Toronto and the Tories have one planned with Scheer’s Quebec lieutenant Alain Rayes in Montreal.Trudeau is planning a visit to a boxing gym for a photo op, and Singh is going on a walkabout at a market, ostensibly to buy snacks for his preparation team.The organizers didn’t invite Green Leader Elizabeth May or the People’s Party’s Maxime Bernier, both of whom are campaigning in and around their home ridings for the day.Tonight’s debate is the first of three where Trudeau will take part, with two more next week organized by the new federal debate commission headed by former governor general David Johnston. Geddes says at the very least, tonight’s showdown will be a preview bout ahead of those debates.Trudeau didn’t attend a debate hosted by Maclean’s magazine and Citytv at the very outset of the campaign that’s now half over, and the organizers of a debate on foreign policy cancelled their event when Trudeau wouldn’t appear there, either.All four of the leaders debating tonight will likely be hoping for moments that change the momentum of the 21-day-old campaign, with polls showing hardly any change in voters’ preferences since it began on Sept. 11.The Liberals and Conservatives remain locked in a fight for first place, hovering around 33-per-cent support nationally but with the Liberals apparently having a small edge because so much Conservative support is concentrated in the Prairie provinces. A strong Liberal showing in Quebec, where polls show them with a small but consequential lead, could sustain the Liberals in power; a strong Conservative showing could sink them.The New Democrats remain well back, slightly ahead of the Greens in most polls. Without May on the stage, Singh will have a chance to sell himself to Quebecers in the hope of starting a new “orange wave” in the province.last_img read more


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announced plans to transfer some 2,000 Iranian Kurdish refugees from an insecure camp in central Iraq to a more stable location in the north.The serious incidents at Al Tash camp near Ramadi, including armed men in the vicinity of the camp, three refugee deaths, two kidnappings, frequent water shortages and interrupted electricity, have made life extremely difficult for the refugees and has also made visits by aid agencies to the camp extremely sporadic due to its insecure status, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Ron Redmond told a press briefing in Geneva.Many of the Iranian-Kurd refugees will be relocated to the Kawa site in the Erbil Governorate, which will have water, sanitation, electricity, schools and health care facilities, until a more permanent camp site is constructed. After the fall of Saddam Hussein, thousands of Iranian Kurds who were living in the Al Tash camp for more than 20 years following the Islamic revolution in Iran decided to leave of their own accord, and the 2,000 still there are the last remaining occupants. Some of those who left moved to the Sulaymaniyah region with relocation assistance from local authorities, UNHCR and others. read more


🇷🇺Alexander Grischuk116.9– Based on 1 million tournament simulations using Elo ratings for each player.Sources: 2700chess.com, author’s analysis 🇦🇿Shakhriyar Mamedyarov317.6– PLAYERWORLD RANKCHANCE OF WINNING 🇦🇲Levon Aronian221.2%– 🇷🇺Vladimir Kramnik711.9– The American men’s soccer team is missing out on next year’s World Cup, but members of a different U.S. national team will have a shot at international glory. The elite field for chess’s Candidates Tournament is now set,1The eight grandmasters qualified via a few chess-world paths: the official ratings lists, the just-completed FIDE Grand Prix, the Chess World Cup and an organizer’s wild-card selection. The runner-up in last year’s World Chess Championship also qualifies. and two American grandmasters have qualified: Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So. The winner will go on to play for the World Chess Championship, the game’s pinnacle title, and the probability that it will be either Caruana or So is about 30 percent. An American hasn’t won a world championship since Bobby Fischer did in 1972.The Candidates Tournament, a 14-game double round robin, will take place March 10-28 in Berlin. The winner challenges the reigning world champion and world No. 1, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, in a one-on-one, 12-game match for the title later next year. (The date and location of that match have not yet been announced.) Carlsen successfully defended his title in a tense match last year in New York City; he’s been world champion since 2013.Who is likely to be next to challenge the champ? Using the eight candidates’ most recent Elo ratings, I simulated a million hypothetical Candidates Tournaments and tallied the winners. Here are each player’s chances of winning the tournament based on those simulations: 🇺🇸Wesley So612.3– 🇨🇳Ding Liren108.4– Candidates Tournament simulations 🇷🇺Sergey Karjakin134.2– 🇺🇸Fabiano Caruana317.6– It’s a wide open race: Five players have a better than 10 percent chance of winning the tournament and challenging Carlsen. At the top, Levon Aronian, the world No. 2, has a roughly one-in-five shot. At the bottom, Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, the runner-up in the 2016 World Chess Championship, has a roughly 4 percent chance. The most notable absence from the field is the world No. 5, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France, who narrowly missed qualifying on a few different fronts.Both of the Americans in the field transferred to the American team — Caruana from Italy and So from the Philippines. They are now the flagships of a broader movement, fueled by money and imported talent, to make American chess great again. Caruana has roughly an 18 percent chance and So a 12 percent chance of winning Candidates. In the 2016 Candidates, Caruana missed winning by a single point. This will be So’s first Candidates.You don’t need to wait until March to watch these grandmasters do battle, however. Caruana and So are slated to play in two major tuneup tournaments: the London Chess Classic next month and Tata Steel in the Netherlands in January. Many of the candidates will be sparring there — alongside Carlsen himself — before they head to Berlin.Read more: American Chess Is Great Again read more


first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Urgent appeal to trace girl missing after car stolen #Leyton #ChadwellHeath https://t.co/3AILcPKUT1 pic.twitter.com/rHvPVaQ8kl— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) May 16, 2017 Police have found a six-year-old girl who was in a car that was taken while she was sitting in the back seat.Beatrice Felicia was sitting in the rear of her father’s brown VW Passat when a man who came to buy the car jumped in driver’s seat and drove off, police said earlier on Tuesday. A London-wide search was launched to trace the girl who was in the car when it was taken at around 6.30pm on Tuesday in Leyton, east London.She was found in the same area by her grandmother at about 9pm. No arrest has been made.Police had said the girl’s father met with an unknown man in Leyton High Road, with a view to selling his car.But the man jumped into the car and drove away with the girl sitting in the back seat of the car when it was taken. A Met spokesman said: “At this stage it is not known how and where Beatrice got out of the car, nor the exact location where she was seen by her grandmother.”Neither Beatrice nor her grandmother speak English, they will be spoken to by police officers in due course.”Police are still trying to trace the suspect and the car.The suspect is described as Asian and aged in his 30s with short dark hair and a dark beard, and he was wearing a dark jacket with white fur lining on the hood and green Nike TN trainers.The car was last seen heading towards the Chadwell Heath area.center_img Missing girl Beatrice Felicia found in #Leyton – thanks for your help and RTs https://t.co/BjH68sa5pM pic.twitter.com/bJWYJSJgrW— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) May 16, 2017 A man who works at the Jet Petrol Station said: “I remember the daddy was crying outside, but I didn’t see the girl or I didn’t see the kidnapper.”last_img read more


first_imgTHE NUMBER OF reported rapes in Delhi has doubled in the past year, while the number of reported sexual assaults has quadrupled.ActionAid is calling for 23,000 rape cases in India to be fast-tracked, as we move closer to the anniversary of Jyoti Singh, known as Nirbhaya.Nirbhaya was brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi on 16 December 2012 and died of her injuries 12 days later.The four men accused of her rape and death were found guilty and sentenced to death in September 2013. This case was fast tracked in response to the protests, other rape trials in India can take years to complete.Director of ActionAid in India, Sehjo Singh, said:The extremely low conviction rates send out a signal to perpetrators that they are free to act with impunity and can deter women from reporting rape and other crimes of sexual violenceThe international development agency also warns that it’s unclear whether the increase in numbers of rapes and sexual assaults is because the number of cases has risen or that woman “feel more able to report cases since the protests and huge publicity surrounding Nirbhaya’s death.”Sehjo Singh believes that “the number of reported cases does not reflect the true number of cases of rape and sexual assault”. He added:This is particularly true for marginalised groups like the Dalits who are often threatened not to report cases either by powerful castes or even by police.The organisation are calling for measures to be put in place to help women in India who have been attacked. Some of the measures they are calling for include:The police to be trained to deal with cases of sexual violenceA 24-hour helpline for rape survivorsA ban on traumatic vaginal examsAn end to political interference in sex crime casesMore judges to deal with India’s slow legal systemTo mark the first anniversary of Nirbhaya’s death, ActionAid is supporting a week-long campaign against violence against women in India.A rally will be held on 16 December that will follow the route of Nirbhaya’s fatal bus journey.Lawyer of Delhi gang-rape accused denies smearing victim>Suspect in Delhi gang-rape trial found dead in prison>last_img read more


first_imgO’Rourke, second from top (photo via Sportresult)Updated 20.10IRELAND’S DERVAL O’ROURKE missed a medal by an agonising one-hundredth of a second at the European Indoor Championships this evening.O’Rourke ran a season’s best time of 7.95 seconds in the 60m hurdles final, but it was only good enough for fourth as she was pipped to the podium by Alina Talay of Belarus and Veronica Borsi of Italy.Both Talay and Borsi were timed at 7.94 seconds for silver and bronze, with all three athletes separated by the tiniest of margins in a photo finish.Gold went to reigning European 100m hurdles champion Nevin Yanit of Turkey who set a new national record with a European leading time of 7.89 seconds.It would have been a fifth major championship medal for O’Rourke, 31, who was crowned world champion over 60m indoors in Moscow in 2006.Her narrow defeat was a rare moment of disappointment on an otherwise excellent day for the Irish squad in Gothenburg, which saw four athletes win their first-round races.Brian Gregan, the fastest man over 400m in Europe so far this year, was sharp as he won his heat and cruised into tomorrow’s semi-finals in 46.97. The Dubliner, who was sixth fastest overall, returns to the track at 4.45pm Irish time tomorrow.There was more success in the men’s 3,000m as Ciaran O’Lionaird continued his flying start to the season by winning the slower of this afternoon’s two semi-finals in 7:55.12. The Cork native now has a chance to add Ireland’s first medal of the championships when he goes in the final at 5.20pm tomorrow.But there was disappointment for Stephen Scullion and John Travers, both of whom missed out on qualification. Scullion finished eighth behind O’Lionaird in 8:00.78 while Travers, who led the second semi final after the first lap, trailed off to finish last in 8:23.83.In the women’s 800m, it was double delight as both Rose-Anne Galligan and Ciara Everard won their heats to qualify for the semis. Galligan was fifth fastest overall in 2:03.62 while Everard’s marginally slower time of 2:04.33 was the seventh. The two have avoided each other in the draw for tomorrow’s semis which begin from 4.30pm.Claire Tarplee, who finished fourth in her 1500m heat in 4:15.16, missed out on a place in the semi-finals while Tori Pena crashed out of the pole vault after she failed three attempts at 4.36m.Indoor Championships: Gregan dominates 400m heatIndoor Championships: Ó Lionáird continues return to the toplast_img read more


first_imgTHE IRISH PENAL Reform Trust (IPRT) has said that Travellers coming from prison need a dedicated strategy to stop them re-offending.The IPRT says in a new report, Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A qualitative study, that effective ethnic monitoring in prisons, a dedicated strategy for Travellers in the criminal justice system, and targeted reintegration supports are needed to support Traveller prisoners to escape the cycle of exclusion and offending behaviour.The report finds that Travellers are disproportionately represented in the Irish prison system, a trend found in other countries with an indigenous minority ethnic population.Underlying factors, the report says, include poverty; social and educational disadvantage; racial discrimination; literacy problems; mental health problems; and drug and alcohol dependency.Discrimination carries on into prisons, the report found, where staff and other prisoners compound problems with literacy and mental health.On release, Travellers experience problems in accessing housing and estrangement from their communities.Deirdre Malone, Executive Director of IPRT said that the report was “overdue”.One of the key recommendations to emerge from our research is for the Irish Prison Service to develop an equality policy for all minority groups in prison, including Travellers, and to put in place a dedicated strategy for Travellers to ensure that prison does not further compound the social marginalisation that is often at the root of offending behaviour.Read: New Children’s Minister doesn’t support Traveller ethnicityRead: How does a lack of oversight within an Garda Síochána affect Travellers?last_img read more


first_imgYour 3TB drive is pretty sweet, but it’d be so much more awesome if it was a 6TB, right? You bet. And TDK says it’s got a way to make that happen.That could be important very soon, as some industry insiders think that hard drive manufacturers only have one or two generations left before they hit a wall when it comes to storage capacities on magnetic media. The problem is the supermagnetic limit, which says that the maximum density for perpendicular recording is about 1TB per square inch. We’re already at 667MB, so the wall is approaching quickly.TDK’s solution utilizes heat-assisted magnetic recording, or HAMR. And since it’s packed into a hard drive’s read/write head, we can slap the awesome moniker HAMR head on the tech. TDK claims its head can double hard drive capacities — so theoretically, a 1TB 2.5″ Toshiba drive could be boosted to 2TB with only minimal changes.HAMR relies on recording platters with a high coercivity. They’re able to pack information in more tightly than current platters but they need to be heated before they’re able to write data, which TDK does using a small laser in the drive head. Seagate demonstrated a similar technology back in 2009.While SSDs are becoming more widely used and their cost per gigabyte has dropped dramatically over the past year or so, we’ve still got a long way to go before flash-based drives supplant traditional hard drives. For housing massive amounts of data at bargain-basement prices, hard drives will continue to be the storage medium of choice.TDK has said that it plans to begin mass-producing drives with these increased capacities by late next year, so that 6TB drive I mused about at the start of this post might not be as far off as we think. I’m putting one on my wish list for next Christmas.More at The Registerlast_img read more


first_imgThrowable Panoramic Ball Camera : l’apn qui vous prend de haut !Un étudiant de l’université de Berlin a inventé la Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera, un apn qui permet d’obtenir des vues panoramiques à 360 degrés !Un étudiant de l’université de Berlin, Jonas Pfell, a mis au point la Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera, un appareil photo qui permet d’obtenir des vues panoramiques à 360 degrés grâce à 36 capteurs entourant le dispositif. À lire aussiOlympus dévoile le Tough TG-1 pour des photos en conditions extrêmesLes petits appareils fonctionnent dès que la balle atteint son niveau le plus haut, selon Engadget. Il suffit donc de lancer en l’air la balle et celle-ci prend simultanément 36 photos. Les mini-objectifs sont protégés par une couche de mousse.Le panorama obtenu peut-être ensuite visualisé sur un ordinateur. Encore à l’état de prototype, cette caméra ne possède pas encore de date de commercialisation. Mais il est vraisemblablement sûr que prochainement elle trouvera son chemin pour rebondir sur les étales.Mais vous pouvez déjà voir le résultat de ses prouesses en vidéo sur Maxisciences. Le 17 octobre 2011 à 16:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgSEATTLE — A National Weather Service storm damage survey team is heading to a town west of Seattle where a strong tornado blew through a neighborhood.The rare twister touched down Tuesday in Port Orchard, Washington. It damaged several homes and toppled trees.There were no immediate reports of injuries.The National Weather Service crew will determine just how powerful the storm was.The Kitsap County sheriff’s office told local media the damage was “catastrophic” and contained to neighborhoods east and south of a Walmart in Port Orchard.The sheriff’s office says power lines were down and roads were closed in the area.About 50 buildings were affected.Port Orchard is about 15 miles west of Seattle, across Puget Sound on the Kitsap Peninsula.last_img


first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A former South Florida principal found himself learning a lesson in the law that could involve decades behind bars.Fifty-one-year-old Jean Ridore was found guilty of two counts of illegal compensation, official misconduct and grand theft.Ridore is accused of handing out no-show jobs in exchange for illegal cash payments during his time as principal at North Miami Adult Education Center.Ridore was immediately jailed to await sentencing. He faces up to 40 years in prison.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img


first_imgIn a twist-to-the-tale, Sunaina Roshan had recently spoken about her deteriorating health and how her family was not supporting her. Calling her life, a ‘living hell’, Sunaina has again opened up about what went wrong in the family.Rangoli Chandel had recently tweeted that Sunaina Roshan has asked Kangana Ranaut for help and wishing to commit suicide. In an interview with Pinkvilla, Sunaina has said that whatever Rangoli has said is true and she doesn’t mind her saying this as the truth should come out. Talking about her love-life, Sunaina has said that she is in love with a Muslim reporter whom his family is not ready to accept, calling him a ‘terrorist’. She has said that her father, Rakesh Roshan, slapped her when he came to know about him and prohibited her from meeting him.Talking about Hrithik, Sunaina has said that Hrithik had promised her that he would get her a separate house but, when he didn’t she found one apartment herself. But, Hrithik refused to pay the rent amount of Rs 2.5 lacs per month saying it was ‘too expensive’.Sunaina also revealed that she had asked her family for money but they gave her just Rs 50,000 for the entire month. She has asked whether or not she is entitled to more money being a Roshan. Amidst all this, Sunaina has also said in the interview that she is not aware of what happened between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut.Sussanne Khan too, took to social media to support Hrithik and the family. Calling Sunaina ‘an extremely loving warm, caring person’ who is undergoing an ‘unfortunate situation’. Hrithik Roshan’s cousin, Eshaan Roshan, too had taken to social media asking the sister to stop these attacks.last_img read more


first_imgRussian President and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin meets with other candidates in the poll, a day after the presidential election, at the Kremlin in Moscow on Monday. Photo: AFPVladimir Putin on Monday said he would address disputes with the West after an election that saw him return to the Kremlin with a record vote share, as Moscow faces increasing isolation.International leaders were slow to congratulate the Russian president after a Sunday election that saw him take almost 77 percent of the vote, as monitors reported ballot stuffing and other alleged cases of fraud.The poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain along with fresh sanctions from Washington over allegations of meddling in the US 2016 election have isolated Moscow to an extent not seen since the Cold War.The president, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, on Monday denied he was driving a new arms race with Washington after he unveiled a range of “invincible” nuclear weapons this month.“From our side, we will do all we can so that the disputes with our (international) partners be resolved by political and diplomatic means,” he said during a meeting with the seven other candidates he resoundingly defeated on Sunday.“It goes without saying that not everything depends on us—as with love, both sides have to be involved, otherwise there can be no love at all,” he said.Putin said he would focus on “increasing the well-being of the residents of this country” through investments in healthcare, education and infrastructure during his next term.Carrot and stickWith Putin’s most vocal opponent Alexei Navalny barred from running for legal reasons, the outcome of the weekend election was never in doubt, and most of the suspense lay in how many people would turn out to vote.The Kremlin pushed for high participation to give greater legitimacy to a fourth term for Putin, who is already Russia’s longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin.But Navalny called on supporters to boycott the vote and sent out more than 30,000 monitors to voting stations.Navalny’s movement and the non-governmental election monitor Golos reported ballot stuffing, repeat voting and Putin supporters being bussed into polling stations en masse.Fewer irregularities were reported than in previous years, however. An OSCE observer mission said that although the election was marred by a lack of “genuine competition”, it was generally well conducted.Authorities used both the carrot and the stick to boost engagement in the polls.Selfie competitions, giveaways, food festivals and children’s entertainers were laid on at polling stations to entice voters.But employees at state and private companies, as well as students, said they had come under other pressure to vote.‘Modernising Russia’Analysts said Putin used tensions with the West to rally support and suggested that armed with a strong new mandate, he could push through further punitive measures against dissenters.Putin’s campaign spokesman Andrei Kondrashov said that turnout, which was above 67 per cent, was eight to 10 percentage points higher than expected. He claimed that was “thanks to Britain.”London this month implicated Putin in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in England with a Soviet-designed nerve agent.Most of the voters AFP spoke to said they had backed Putin despite Russia’s problems of poverty and poor healthcare, praising his foreign policies.Muted Western reactionsWestern leaders were slow to publicly acknowledge Putin’s landslide win.German chancellor Angela Merkel “warmly congratulated” Putin while stressing in a message she wrote the need to continue dialogue “to address important bilateral and international challenges and find viable solutions.”French president Emmanuel Macron wished Vladimir Putin success in “modernising Russia” after his re-election, but urged Moscow to shed light on the “unacceptable” attempted assassination of an ex-spy in Britain.Macron also expressed concern over the war in Syria, in which Moscow plays a key role as the regime’s closest ally, in a carefully-worded statement that steered clear of congratulating Putin directly.Citing a report by independent observers, Britain’s Foreign Office on Tuesday noted “restrictions on fundamental freedoms… resulted in a lack of genuine competition in the election”.And 24 hours after the election, there has been no public comment from US president Donald Trump.Japanese prime minister Shinzo called Putin to congratulate him on his victory as did Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has just gained a path to indefinite rule.Grim moodAmong liberal Russians the mood was grim.“Have you been thinking about emigrating for a long time? This really is the ideal moment,” remarked Stanislav Kucher, a journalist for Kommersant FM radio.Putin polled well ahead of his nearest rival Pavel Grudinin, the Communist Party candidate, who described the elections as “dishonest”.With 99.84 per cent of ballots counted, Grudinin had secured 11.8 per cent.Ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky took 5.66 per cent, former reality TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak was on 1.67 per cent, while veteran liberal politician Grigory Yavlinsky received just over one percent of the vote.last_img read more


first_imgIn work that may help solar panels become a more viable source of mainstream power, a research group has created a dye-based solar cell with a high efficiency and high stability, and that lacks the volatile chemicals used in similar cells. This is a combination so far lacking in the newest solar-cell prototypes. The group, including researchers from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, was studying a new type of solar cell that is being widely researched across the globe, one made of bendy, low-cost, lightweight organic materials rather than rigid, pricey, and often heavy inorganic materials. “We have uncovered new findings on old solar-cell materials and created high-performance cells,” said Peng Wang, a researcher in the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry and the study’s corresponding scientist, to PhysOrg.com.The type of organic solar cell Wang and his colleagues improved contains three key parts. The first two components are a semiconductor, such as silicon, and an electrolytic liquid—a conducting solution commonly formed by dissolving a salt in a solvent liquid, such as water. The semiconductor and electrolyte work in tandem to split the closely-bound electron-hole pairs produced when sunlight hits the cell, called excitons (holes are positively charged electron vacancies).The third component is the source of these photo-induced charge carriers, a photosensitive dye that gives the solar cells their name: “dye-sensitized,” with the most common dye being iodide. In addition, a nanomaterial is also often used to hold the dye molecules in place like a scaffold.The highest efficiency solar cell ever made is dye-sensitized, with an efficiency of 11 percent, meaning 11 percent of the solar energy is converted to electrical energy (compared to 8.2 percent achieved by Wang and his group). But the highest efficiency dye-sensitized cells also contain volatile solvents in their electrolytes that can permeate across plastic (i.e. organic compounds) and also present problems for sealing the cells. Cells that contain these solvents are therefore unattractive for outdoor use due to potential environmental hazards. So while they perform well, they have serious drawbacks.Researchers have developed solar cells that use solvent-free electrolytes, but the cell efficiencies are too low.The cell developed by Wang and his group avoids these issues using a “formulation” they developed. To create their electrolyte, they took three solid salts and mixed them to form a “fascinating” liquid, says Wang. The resulting electrolyte has an impressive conductivity as well as the favorable stability properties of all three salts.”The performance of our solar cell now matches that of cells that use volatile solvents,” said Wang. “This is an important step toward the production of large-scale outdoor dye-sensitized solar cells.”Citation: Yu Bai, Yiming Cao, Jing Zhang, Mingkui Wang, Renzhi Li, Peng Wang, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin and Michael Grätzel 29 June 2008 Nature advance online publication, DOI:10.1038/nmat2224Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furthercenter_img Citation: Researchers Produce Best-Yet Dye-Based Solar Cells (2008, July 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-07-best-yet-dye-based-solar-cells.html 2-D perovskite materials found to have unique, conductive edge stateslast_img read more


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