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Nature Chemistry volume 6, pages 385386 (2014) | Download Citation

Nanoscopic templates functionalized with light-reactive chromophores could ultimately be used to store solar energy and later release it as heat. Now, it has been shown that packing the chromophores together increases both storage capacity and lifetime.

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  1. Nathan R. Neale is at the Chemical and Materials Sciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA

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