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University of California - Davis

1 In, 2 Out for Solar Power

Caption: Computer simulations show that when a light particle (blue wave on left) hits a crystal of a high-pressure form of silicon, it releases two electron-hole pairs (red circles/green rings), which generate electric current.

Credit: Stefan Wippermann/UC Davis.

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