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Photo-Rechargeable Battery Effect in First Generation Cationic-Cyanine Dendrimers

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  • Ajay K. Pandey,

    1. Organic Semiconductor Centre. SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, University of St Andrews, KY16 9SS (UK)
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  • Peter C. Deakin,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Rd, OX1 3TA (UK)
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  • Ross D. Jansen-Van Vuuren,

    1. Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Chemistry, Building, QLD, 4072 (Australia)
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  • Paul L. Burn,

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Chemistry, Building, QLD, 4072 (Australia)
    • Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, University of Queensland, Chemistry, Building, QLD, 4072 (Australia).
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  • Ifor D. W. Samuel

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    1. Organic Semiconductor Centre. SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, University of St Andrews, KY16 9SS (UK)
    • Organic Semiconductor Centre. SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, University of St Andrews, KY16 9SS (UK)
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Abstract

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A photobattery based on a cationic cyanine dendrimer is demonstrated. The battery can be recharged simply by exposure to light. The mechanism for charge storage and discharge is proposed.

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