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June 16th, 2009

Nanoscience Mimics Photosynthesis For Renewable Energy

Abstract:
Plants can turn sunlight into energy faster than any man-made process ever has. How fast? Try one quadrillionth of a second. Now, scientists in the U.S., Australia, and the United Kingdom have begun mimicking photosynthesis to design a new generation of efficient solar-energy cells.

Inside plants, each tiny molecule performs a specific task that converts light into energy. That division of labor is one key to a plant's efficiency. Now, nanoscience can copy nature.

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