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Light on New Photosensitive Film Generates Kinetic Energy!
RIKEN has announced that its researchers have successfully developed a revolutionary new polymer film that changes shape upon irradiation with UV and visible light. The announcement continues, "Described in Science, the film is the largest-ever example of a material whose molecular elements are ordered in three dimensions on a macroscopic length scale, marking a breakthrough in techniques for molecular design and processing." When this technology becomes popular, the direct conversion of light energy into a mechanical force may enable us to obtain a highly efficient energy conversion method from the solar light energy.