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Making iron glow

An iron complex has been made that has a long-lived excited state and emits light at room temperature as a result of a charge-transfer process. This breakthrough might allow the production of cheap solar cells. See Letter p.695

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Figure 1: Structure of a photoluminescent iron-containing complex.

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