IYPT 2019 Elements 052: Tellurium: Solar cells, discs and photocopiers

Element 52 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is tellurium. This element is found in some types of solar cells, DVD and Blu-Ray discs, and photocopiers. Cadmium telluride is used to make some solar cells. These cells accounted for 8% of all solar cells in 2011. Tellurium isn’t a particularly abundant element […]