How iron carbenes store energy from sunlight - and why they aren't better at it

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 18:40 in Physics & Chemistry

Photosensitizers are molecules that absorb sunlight and pass that energy along to generate electricity or drive chemical reactions. A SLAC study looked at how an inexpensive photosensitizer, iron carbene, stores energy from sunlight, and why it's not better at its job.

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