Light-harvesting complexes do it themselves

New technique could yield self-assembling solar cells

1:01pm, September 5, 2010

A new technique may one day lead to solar cells that bring themselves together like a molecular flash mob and repair damage they sustain during the rough business of turning light into electricity.

The research lays the groundwork for cheap, self-repairing solar cells with an indefinite lifetime, a team reports September 5 in Nature Chemistry.

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