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Mimicking photosynthesis in nature using metal nanoparticles

May 14, 2021

by Ajay Manuel (ComSciCon-CanWest 2020)

Human endeavors from the age of the hunter-gatherers to modern civilization have been guided by the allocation and consumption of energy. Light is an integral part of this story. Central to life on Earth is the energy we receive from our Sun: solar energy. In fact, the solar radiation that strikes our planet in just one hour is more than the total annual energy consumption worldwide. Tapping into even 0.02% of this incoming energy would help satisfy all our energy needs.

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