A recent article in the journal Bioelectrochemistry (Bioelectrochemistry 82 (2011) 69-73) relates how the researchers established that ionizing radiation interacts with melanin to alter its oxidation-reduction potential, resulting in electric current production. Is melanin the cheap, effective and easily available photovoltaic chemical the world has been waiting for? Time will only tell!
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