Inside Cover: An Integrated “Energy Wire” for both Photoelectric Conversion and Energy Storage (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48/2012)

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  • Tao Chen,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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  • Longbin Qiu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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  • Zhibin Yang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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  • Zhenbo Cai,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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  • Jing Ren,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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  • Houpu Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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  • Huijuan Lin,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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  • Xuemei Sun,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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  • Prof. Huisheng Peng

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
    • State Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Department of Macromolecular Science and Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200438 (China)
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Abstract

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An integrated energy wire simultaneously realizes photoelectric conversion and energy storage in the same device. It is based on aligned carbon nanotube fibers wrapped around a TiO2 nanowire that is several centimeters long. In their Communication on page 11977 ff., H. Peng and co-workers show that after treating one end with a light-sensitive dye and the other with an electrolyte, the resulting integrated energy wire has a high entire photoelectric conversion and storage efficiency of 1.5 %

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