Plasmon-Enhanced Photocurrent of Photosynthetic Pigment Proteins on Nanoporous Silver

V.M. Friebe, J.D. Delgado Diaz, D. J. K. Swainsbury, J. M. Gruber, A. Chanaewa, R. van Grondelle, E.L. von Hauff, D. Millo, M. R. Jones, R.N. Frese

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In a quest to fabricate novel solar energy materials, the high quantum efficiency and long charge separated states of photosynthetic pigment-proteins are being exploited through their direct incorporation in bioelectronic devices. In this work, a biohybrid photocathode comprised of bacterial reaction center-light harvesting 1 (RC-LH1) complexes self-assembled on a nanostructured silver substrate yields a peak photocurrent of 166 μA cm
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285–292
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Dec 2015


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