Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chemistry student in sun harvest breakthrough

Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

The Sun is a huge source of energy. In just one hour planet Earth is hit by so much sunshine that humankind could cover its energy needs for an entire year if only we knew how to harvest and save it. But storing sunshine is not trivial. Now a student at Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen has researched his way to a breakthrough which may prove pivotal for technologies trying to capture the energy of the sun, and saving it for a rainy day.

Anders Bo Skov has recently started studying for his Master's degree in chemistry at University of Copenhagen. Together with his supervisor, Mogens Br√łndsted Nielsen, he is publishing the paper "Towards Solar Energy Storage in the Photochromic Dihydroazulene-Vinylheptafulvene System" in the journal "Chemistry - A European Journal".

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