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September 4th, 2006

Green leaves inspire solar cells

Abstract:
Synthetic molecules that mimic chlorophyll in plants may one day form the basis of highly efficient solar cells, say Australian researchers. Professor Max Crossley's molecular electronics group at the University of Sydney recently presented its research at the International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines in Rome. "Nature has evolved this very efficient process, over millions of years, for harvesting light and then converting it into energy," says Crossley. "We're trying to mimic aspects of natural photosynthesis."

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