Solid-state biophotovoltaic cells containing photosystem i

Pavlo I. Gordiichuk, Gert Jan A.H. Wetzelaer, Dolev Rimmerman, Agnieszka Gruszka, Jan Willem De Vries, Manfred Saller, Daniel A. Gautier, Stefano Catarci, Diego Pesce, Shachar Richter, Paul W.M. Blom, Andreas Herrmann

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Abstract

The large multiprotein complex, photosystem I (PSI), which is at the heart of light-dependent reactions in photosynthesis, is integrated as the active component in a solid-state organic photovoltaic cell. These experiments demonstrate that photoactive megadalton protein complexes are compatible with solution processing of organic-semiconductor materials and operate in a dry non-natural environment that is very different from the biological membrane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4863-4869
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue number28
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • biomimetics
  • biophotovoltaic cell
  • light harvesting
  • photosystem I
  • solar cell

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