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Author Knopf, George K., author

Title Biofunctionalized photoelectric transducers for sensing and actuation / by George K. Knopf and Khaled M. Al-Aribe
Published Bellingham, Washington (1000 20th St. Bellingham WA 98225-6705 USA) : SPIE, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (v, 44 pages) : illustrations
Series SPIE. Spotlight ; SL31
SPIE spotlight ; SL31
Contents Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Bacteriorhodopsin: nature's solar cells: 2.1. Photocycle of bacteriorhodopsin molecules; 2.2. Proton pumping mechanism in thin bacteriorhodopsin films; 2.3. Photoelectric properties of bacteriorhodopsin films -- 3. Building thin photoelectric monolayers and films: 3.1. Immobilizing organic materials on substrates; 3.2. Immobilization by molecular self-assembly -- 4. Organic photovoltaic cells: 4.1. Dry bacteriorhodopsin photovoltaic cells; 4.2. Aqueous bacteriorhodopsin photovoltaic cells -- 5. Biological light switches and photodetectors: 5.1. All-optical switch based on bacteriorhodopsin-coated microresonators; 5.2. Bioelectronic photodetectors and imaging arrays; 5.3. Color-sensitive imaging using bacteriorhodopsin photodetectors -- 6. Light-driven ionic polymer microactuators: 6.1. Optically driven pH gradient transducer; 6.2. Hydrogel microactuator activated by bacteriorhodopsin proton pumps; 6.3. Microactuator swelling analysis -- 7. Summary and future perspectives -- References
Summary Over the past several decades, researchers around the world have exploited a light-responsive protein called bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to create thin organic films that can function as photocells and photo-electric biotransducers. From an engineering perspective, the proton transfer mechanisms of bR purple membranes have been used to develop various optoelectronic devices. This Spotlight describes the functional molecular behavior of bacteriorhodopsin, techniques for molecular self-assembly, and applications for bioelectronic sensing and microactuation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-44)
Notes Title from PDF title page (SPIE eBooks Website, viewed 2017-08-03)
Subject Bacteriorhodopsin.
Optical transducers.
Form Electronic book
Author Al-Aribe, Khaled M., author
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, publisher
ISBN 1510613668 (electronic bk.)
9781510613669 (electronic bk.)