Opinion: Quantum solutions for a sustainable energy future

Johannes M. Dieterich, Emily A. Carter

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Humanity's technological, economic and societal progress since the onset of the industrial revolution has left us facing one of the greatest challenges in history, as well as the tools to solve it: How to power our world sustainably while minimizing environmental harm. In this Perspective, we highlight the important role that quantum chemistry has in sustainable energy research and our vision of its future impact. Important technical problems in the field of sustainable energy and their potential quantum solutions are covered. The development of advanced quantum mechanical methods, which can be combined with other simulation tools, affords insights that will help to secure our energy and environmental future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number0032
JournalNature Reviews Chemistry
StatePublished - Jan 11 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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