Light-to-Current Conversion in an Organic Solar Cell (image) Istituto Nanoscienze -- CNR Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.