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Challenges and opportunities for photochemists on the verge of solar energy conversion

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Abstract

Has photochemistry missed the boat on solar energy conversion? Certainly not, but it is time to reach out and make a difference if we do not want to have to choose between feeding our families or our thirst for fuel. Compared to other initiatives, such as biofuels or nuclear fusion, direct conversion of solar energy into electricity or fuels is lagging behind in terms of funding, and this is slowing progress on overcoming critical bottlenecks. This perspective outlines some of the key fundamental issues in solar energy conversion based on organic photovoltaic devices or artificial photosynthesis where being a photochemist can make a difference.

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The article was received on 07 Jan 2008, accepted on 25 Mar 2008 and first published on 03 Apr 2008


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B800113H
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008,7, 521-530
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    Challenges and opportunities for photochemists on the verge of solar energy conversion

    C. Chu and D. M. Bassani, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008, 7, 521
    DOI: 10.1039/B800113H

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