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I don't remember the url, but another team of Engineers invented somthing similar.
Instead of depositing nano-molecules like this team, they etched the surface with acid, leaving tiny pits about 4 nanometers wide and 5-7 nanometers deep.
Their goal is a different type of photovoltaic. They plan to stack the photovoltaics (like lead plates in a battery) and fill the container with Tritium, a radioactive substance that glows.
They cited compactness as a reason for using tritium rather than sunlight. They plan to stack ten of these photovoltaics per container, saving lots of surface area.