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Luminescent iron molecule may result in cheaper solar energy

NanoLund researchers in collaboration with researchers from Uppsala University and University of Copenhagen have designed an iron complex which has shown to be luminescent and to have charge-transfer capabilities. This opens up for the possibility of replacing the expensive and rare metals such as ruthenium, osmium and iridium with iron in metal complexes of photocatalysts.

Read the article Luminescence and reactivity of a charge-transfer excited iron complex with nanosecond lifetime by KS Kjær, N Kaul, O Prakash, P Chábera, NW Rosemann, A Honarfar, O Gordivska, LA Fredin, K-E Bergquist, L Häggström, T Ericsson, L Lindh, A Yartsev, S Styring, P Huang, J Uhlig, J Bendix, D Strand, V Sundström, P Persson, R Lomoth, K Wärnmark in Science (2018) DOI: 10.1126/science.aau7160 or read the press release from Lund University (in Swedish or in English) or more in Elektroniktidningen (in Swedish), in Phys.org (in English), Newsbeezer (in English), Solar Daily (in English), processnet.se (in Swedish), Info express (in Swedish), in International Business Times (in English), Clean Technica (in English), in Azo Materials (in English), in Hydrogen Fuel News (in English), in Energia (in Italian), in Free (in French), in Clubic (in French), in Digital Journal (in English), in Metal-Supply SE (in Swedish) or in Photonics online (in English).

Image: Nils Rosemann.