An ARTIST'S RENDERING OF a BIOREACTOR (LEFT) LOADED WITH BACTERIA DECORATED WITH LIGHT-ABSORBING NANOCRYSTALS of CADMIUM SULFIDE (right) TO CONVERT LIGHT, WATER, AND CARBON DIOXIDE INTO USEFUL CHEMICALS. | KELSEY K. SAKIMOTO
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Bacteria Covered in Semiconductor Crystals Outcompete Plants at Photosynthesis

Scientists have combined light-harvesting semiconductors with a catalytic bacterium to efficiently convert light, water, and carbon dioxide into chemicals.

Published On 08/22/2017
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