|Title||Molecular solar thermal (MOST) energy storage and release system|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Moth-Poulsen, Kasper, Dušan Ćoso, Karl Börjesson, Nikolai Vinokurov, Steven K. Meier, Arun Majumdar, Peter C. K. Vollhardt, and Rachel A. Segalman|
|Journal||Energy & Environmental Science|
A device for solar energy storage and release based on a reversible chemical reaction is demonstrated. A highly soluble derivative of a (fulvalene)diruthenium (FvRu2) system is synthesized, capable of storing solar energy (110 J g−1) in the form of chemical bonds and then releasing it “on demand”, when excited thermally or catalytically. A microfluidic device is designed and constructed for both the photo-harvesting and the heat-utilization steps, allowing for the recycling of material.
|Short Title||Energy Environ. Sci.|