An artificial supramolecular photosynthetic unit
Journal article, 2007

A biomimetic light harvesting and energy conversion unit is constructed by a modular self-organization methodology. A self-assembled antenna aggregate mimics the supramolecular light-harvesting structures of phototrophic bacteria, and an embedded reaction center model acts both as an energy acceptor and a charge transfer dyad. This unit can be viewed as a conceptual approach to self-assembled supramolecular solar cells, utilizing bio-inspired materials as a starting point for advanced solar energy conversion units. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


M. Katterle

Fraunhofer-Institut fur Biomedizinische Technik - IBMT

V. I. Prokhorenko

University of Toronto

A. R. Holzwarth

Max Planck Institute

Aldo Jesorka

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physical Chemistry

Chemical Physics Letters

0009-2614 (ISSN)

Vol. 447 4-6 284-288

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Physical Chemistry



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