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Author Ravi, Sai Kishore, author

Title Solar energy harvesting with photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes / Sai Kishore Ravi, Swee Ching Tan
Published Singapore : Springer, [2020]


Description 1 online resource
Series Green Energy and Technology
Green energy and technology.
Contents Introduction -- Biohybrid Photochemical Tandem Cells Integrating Proteins with Complementary Optical Characteristics -- SOlid-State Photo-Bioelectrochemical Devices with Mechanoresponsive electrolytes for Enhanced Photocurrent and Stability -- Photoprotein-Semiconductor Biohybrid Cells for Enhanced Photovoltage -- Prolonged Charge Trapping in Light Harvesting Proteins: Towards Biophotonic Power Cells -- Conclusion
Summary This book chronicles a few approaches to constructing biohybrid devices using photosynthetic protein complexes. Can the abundantly available solar energy be tapped to meet our rising energy demands using green and cheap active materials? Exploring natures own tiny solar factories, the photosynthetic proteins could hold the key. Photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes found in plants and certain types of bacteria transduce sunlight into biologically useful forms of energy through a photochemical charge separation that has a 100% quantum efficiency. Getting the photoproteins to perform this efficient energy conversion reaction in a semi-artificial setup is central to developing biohybrid solar technologies, a promising green alternative to todays photovoltaics. This book looks into the existing challenges and opportunities in the field of biohybrid photovoltaics and provides a few prospective methods of enhancing the photocurrent and photovoltage in these devices. The book targets the readership of students, academics, and industrial practitioners who are interested in alternative solar technologies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 01, 2020)
Subject Photosynthesis -- Industrial applications
Solar energy.
solar power.
Materials science.
Power generation & distribution.
Technology & Engineering -- Material Science.
Science -- Chemistry -- General.
Technology & Engineering -- Power Resources -- General.
Solar energy
Form Electronic book
Author Tan, Swee Ching, author.
ISBN 9789811563331