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A record photovoltaic effect observed in antiferroelectrics

The photovoltaic effect is the main physical and chemical principle underlying solar cells. It is characterized by the conversion of photons into usable electrical energy. Modern photovoltaic devices have been intensively researched since the early days of the semiconductor transistor revolution in the 1940s, and today, they provide around 13 percent of global renewable electric energy, a figure that will steadily increase to meet the COP21 directives.
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