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March 28, 2011 / Martijn

World’s First Feasible ‘Artificial Leaf’

A practical artificial leaf that can turn sunlight and water into energy as efficiently as the real thing has long been a Holy Grail of chemistry, and researchers at MIT may have finally done it. Today at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society researchers from MIT’s Nocera Lab, led by Dr. Daniel Nocera, claimed that they’ve created an artificial leaf made from stable and–more importantly–inexpensive materials.

via MIT Lab Creates the World’s First Feasible ‘Artificial Leaf’ | Popular Science.

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