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Istituto Nanoscienze -- CNR

Light-to-Current Conversion in an Organic Solar Cell

Caption: This film strip contains frames taken from the quantum simulation of a portion of an organic solar cell. The quantity depicted illustrates the wavelike oscillations of an electron after sun light is absorbed at time 0. The time scale is in femtoseconds (fs). [One fs is one millionth of billionth of a second.] The two parts of the system separated by a small space act as the poles of a microscopic sun-operated battery. Each frame depicts a scene about 2 nanometers wide. [One nanometer is a millionth of a millimeter.]

Credit: Carlo A. Rozzi, Istituto Nanoscienze Cnr

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