Photon Science for Renewable Energy

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Our current fossil-fuel-based system is causing potentially catastrophic changes to our planet. The quest for renewable, nonpolluting sources of energy requires us to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels. Light-source facilities - the synchrotrons of today and the next-generation light sources of tomorrow - are the scientific tools of choice for exploring the electronic and atomic structure of matter. As such, these photon-science facilities are uniquely positioned to jump-start a global revolution in renewable and carbonneutral energy technologies. In these pages, we outline and illustrate through examples from our nation's light ... continued below

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Hussain, Zahid; Tamura, Lori; Padmore, Howard; Schoenlein, Bob & Bailey, Sue March 31, 2010.

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Our current fossil-fuel-based system is causing potentially catastrophic changes to our planet. The quest for renewable, nonpolluting sources of energy requires us to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels. Light-source facilities - the synchrotrons of today and the next-generation light sources of tomorrow - are the scientific tools of choice for exploring the electronic and atomic structure of matter. As such, these photon-science facilities are uniquely positioned to jump-start a global revolution in renewable and carbonneutral energy technologies. In these pages, we outline and illustrate through examples from our nation's light sources possible scientific directions for addressing these profound yet urgent challenges.

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  • Report No.: LBNL-3193E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/983097 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 983097
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1016002

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Hussain, Zahid; Tamura, Lori; Padmore, Howard; Schoenlein, Bob & Bailey, Sue. Photon Science for Renewable Energy, report, March 31, 2010; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1016002/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.