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Novel organic solar thermal energy storage materials: efficient visible light-driven reversible solid–liquid phase transition

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Abstract

Solar-thermal energy conversion and storage are one promising solution to directly and efficiently harvest energy from solar radiation. We reported novel organic photothermal conversion-thermal storage materials (OPTCMs) displaying a rapid visible light-harvesting, light-thermal conversion and solid–liquid phase transition thermal energy storage characteristic for solar energy, which is promoted by a dye as an effective “photon capturer and molecular heater” for direct and efficient use of solar radiation.

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The article was received on 23 May 2012, accepted on 09 Jul 2012 and first published on 10 Jul 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33289B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 18145-18150
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    Novel organic solar thermal energy storage materials: efficient visible light-driven reversible solid–liquid phase transition

    Y. Wang, B. Tang and S. Zhang, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 18145
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33289B

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