Photosynthetic reaction center-based biophotovoltaics

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Abstract

Photosynthesis is the principal solar energy conversion process on Earth, but is low in overall efficiency due to numerous steps necessary to fix carbon. Tapping into the high-efficiency components which drive photosynthesis, known as reaction centers, offers a route to efficiently capture solar energy. This may be achieved by direct integration of reaction centers onto electrode materials in order to extract the high potential electrons and produce electricity or fuels. This review describes the various strategies and current benchmark configurations of Photosystem-I, Photosystem-II and bacterial reaction center-based biophotoelectrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-134
Number of pages9
JournalCURRENT OPINION IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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