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Packing heat

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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Figure 1: Storing solar energy.


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Neale, N. Packing heat. Nature Chem 6, 385–386 (2014).

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