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Scialog: Collaborative Teams - 2011

Frank E. Osterloh

Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis

Sean Shaheen

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Denver

Richard Taylor

Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon

Boaz Ilan

School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced

Fractals as a Promising Geometry for Enhanced Solar Energy Conversion

The researchers are actually tackling two different projects: 1) creating organic photovoltaic cells that rely on nanoscale fractal pathways for the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity; and 2) growing bacteria in fractal patterns to maximize the production of renewable liquid fuel.

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