A new type of ultra-thin solar panel made from living organisms could lead to next-generation electrical devices that can be made on a home printer, researchers say.
The technology consists of a thin film of organic molecules that absorb invisible wavelengths of sunlight. These ultraviolet and the near-infrared wavelengths can then be converted into electricity.
In observing the laser-induced current, researchers found the electrons follow the logic of a quantum system, taking not one but two paths between their initial and excited states. The electrons form a two-state system, traveling simultaneously along two paths to the same end.
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