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Photosynthesis-inspired bifunctional energy-harvesting devices that convert light and salinity gradients into electricity
- Ren, Huihui, Xiao, Tianliang, Zhang, Qianqian, Liu, Zhaoyue
- Chemical communications 2018 v.54 no.87 pp. 12310-12313
- chemical compounds, chemical reactions, electricity, energy, harvesting, photosynthesis, salinity
- Inspired by the bifunctional utilization of light energy and a proton gradient in photosynthesis, we proposed conceptually an energy-harvesting device that is capable of converting light and a salinity gradient into electricity simultaneously. Our bioinspired concept provided a potential opportunity to harvest multiple renewable energies and maximize the overall power output.