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Artificial leaf could make a medicinal mini-factory

Inspired by a leaf, researchers at TU Eindhoven have developed a

Leaves are kind of like nature's power plants, converting incoming sunlight into energy for the plant to thrive on. Inspired by the real thing, scientists have previously created Artificial leaves that function in much the same way as their natural counterparts to produce electricity and even liquid fuels. Now a team at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is using a similar system to produce chemicals, which could one day lead to solar-powered "mini-factories" that can produce drugs, pesticides and other chemicals almost anywhere.

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Category: Science

  • Artificial Leaf
  • Technical University of Eindhoven
  • Solar Powered
  • Portable
  • Drugs
  • Chemicals
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