Optical rectenna converts light to electricity

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Optical rectenna converts light to electricity

Using nanometer-scale components, researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current. 

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Energy, Engineering, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Research, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
antenna, carbon nanotubes, Nanotechnology, optical rectenna, rectifier
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Sep 28, 2015 - 6:31am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:58pm