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Solar Cells Gear Up to Go Somewhere Under the Rainbow

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Science  20 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5883, pp. 1585
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5883.1585

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At the Nano Science and Technology Institute Nanotech 2008 meeting, held in Boston from 1 to 5 June, researchers reported harvesting infrared photons with arrays of antennas akin to those on televisions and in cell phones, a first step toward solar cells that convert heat to electricity.