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Arizona State University Taking Lead Role in Accelerating Solar Energy Advances
August 17, 2011
A new research center supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, and led by Arizona State University engineering faculty, will apply the principles of quantum mechanics to solving the technological challenges to developing economically viable and sustainable solar energy systems.
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