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Keynote presentation: harvesting sunshine: solar cells, photosynthesis and the thermodynamics of light

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Keynote presentation: harvesting sunshine : solar cells, photosynthesis and the thermodynamics of light. / Markvart, Tom ; Danos, Lefteris; Alderman, Nicholas ; Parel, Thomas.

27th European Solar Photovoltaic Conference and Exhibition. Frankfurt am Main : EU PVSEC, 2012. p. 1-6.

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Markvart, T, Danos, L, Alderman, N & Parel, T 2012, Keynote presentation: harvesting sunshine: solar cells, photosynthesis and the thermodynamics of light. in 27th European Solar Photovoltaic Conference and Exhibition. EU PVSEC, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 1-6, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany, 24/09/12. https://doi.org/10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-1AP.1.1

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Markvart, T., Danos, L., Alderman, N., & Parel, T. (2012). Keynote presentation: harvesting sunshine: solar cells, photosynthesis and the thermodynamics of light. In 27th European Solar Photovoltaic Conference and Exhibition (pp. 1-6). EU PVSEC. https://doi.org/10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-1AP.1.1

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Markvart T, Danos L, Alderman N, Parel T. Keynote presentation: harvesting sunshine: solar cells, photosynthesis and the thermodynamics of light. In 27th European Solar Photovoltaic Conference and Exhibition. Frankfurt am Main: EU PVSEC. 2012. p. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-1AP.1.1

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Markvart, Tom ; Danos, Lefteris ; Alderman, Nicholas ; Parel, Thomas. / Keynote presentation: harvesting sunshine : solar cells, photosynthesis and the thermodynamics of light. 27th European Solar Photovoltaic Conference and Exhibition. Frankfurt am Main : EU PVSEC, 2012. pp. 1-6

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