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Therien and Beratan Labs Get Excited About Solar Energy

The labs of Professors Michael Therien and David Beratan have collaborated to engineer polarized excited states to "U-Turn" electron transfer. Their recent findings demonstrate that oppositely polarized electronically excited states can be employed to steer photoexcited states toward useful, high-energy products.  Read more about how their synthesis of a "supermolecule" allows more of the energy harvested from a photon and how this could be a game changing strategy for solar cells in their recent PNAS publication here and why Prof. Malcolm Forbes is calling this "one of the most beautiful experiments in physical chemistry of the 21st century."

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