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Scientists Develop Radical Alternative to Current Solar Power Systems

Scientists Develop Radical Alternative to Current Solar Power Systems

Scientists from the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) are researching a completely new method for harvesting the sun’s energy.

Martin Moskovits, a professor of Chemistry at UCSB, stated that, “it is the first radically new and potentially workable alternative to semiconductor-based solar conversion devices to be developed in the past 70 years or so.”

Traditional photoprocesses use a technology that was developed over many decades. Sunlight hits a semiconductor material and the photon excites the electrons causing them to jump out of their atoms and leave positively charges ‘holes’. This creates a current as other electrons move to fill in the gaps in the atoms.

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