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This site, from Physical Review Focus, provides a summary of research being conducted to increase the frequency of sunlight.  The article contains an explanation of how a focused beam of green light from the sun can be transformed into blue light, a process referred to as up-conversion.  A description of the procedure and applications to solar energy technology are also provided.
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Keywords: absorbance, energy, frequency, photon, solar cell, solar power, up-conversion
Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 25, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jan 07, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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Tuning the Sun's Rays, (American Physical Society, College Park, 2006), <>.
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Tuning the Sun's Rays. (2006). Retrieved July 28, 2016, from American Physical Society:
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American Physical Society. Tuning the Sun's Rays. College Park: American Physical Society, 2006. (accessed 28 July 2016).
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