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Title: Photovoltaic concepts inspired by coherence effects in photosynthetic systems

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Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1535069
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0015429
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 16; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1476-1122
Publisher:
Springer Nature - Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Chemistry; Materials Science; Physics

Citation Formats

Brédas, Jean-Luc, Sargent, Edward H., and Scholes, Gregory D. Photovoltaic concepts inspired by coherence effects in photosynthetic systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/nmat4767.
Brédas, Jean-Luc, Sargent, Edward H., & Scholes, Gregory D. Photovoltaic concepts inspired by coherence effects in photosynthetic systems. United States. doi:10.1038/nmat4767.
Brédas, Jean-Luc, Sargent, Edward H., and Scholes, Gregory D. Sun . "Photovoltaic concepts inspired by coherence effects in photosynthetic systems". United States. doi:10.1038/nmat4767.
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