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Forming new energy levels in semiconductor by UV light

  1. May 30, 2014 #1
    A new type of energy storage described which uses quantum way to store energy.
    ''Battenice''.

    http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20140224/335902/

    How exactly new energy levels could form under UV light? What do the mean?
     
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  3. May 31, 2014 #2

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    I would expect some chemical reaction. UV light should not be able to dislocate atoms in a crystal, but breaking some bonds in some of the materials there is probably possible.
     
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