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Electrons take one step forward without two steps back
June 7, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have for the first time, successfully used electric dipoles to completely suppress electron transfer in one direction, while accelerating in the other. The discovery could aid development of improved solar cells and other energy-conversion devices and hasten the design of new and superb energy and electronic materials.Full Story
University of California, Riverside
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