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Photon Glue

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UM: ‘Photon Glue’ Enables New Quantum State That Could Mean Better Lighting, Solar Cells

Like a spring connecting two swings, light can act as a glue that binds together the quantum mechanical properties of two vastly different materials used for electronics. The effect could harness the most useful characteristics from each material for hybrid solar cells and high efficiency lighting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2014

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