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Researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible. This breakthrough could make the sun almost a ‘one-stop shop’ that produces both the materials for solar devices and the eternal energy to power them.
Citation for the research paper: Peter B. Kreider, Ki-Joong Kim, Chih-Hung Chang. “Two-step continuous-flow synthesis of CuInSe2 nanoparticles in a solar microreactor.” RSC Advances, 2014; 4 (27): 13827 DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00467A