Assembly of Photosynthetic Antenna Protein Complexes from Algae for Development of Nano-biodevice and Its Fuelization
Final research rept. 24 May 2012-23 May 2013
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The purpose of this proposal is to use photosynthetic antenna pigment complex LH from algae in order to control the direction and orientation of the complex on electrodes with pattern for development of nanobiodevices nanobiophotonics and its fuelization. The advantage of these pigment complexes from algae as well as from plants and photosynthetic bacteria is its high efficiency of light-energy conversion throughout the near UV to near IR region and much higher durability using these methods than ordinary light-harvesting LH complex isolated from these photosynthetic membranes. Our goal is to use the LH as a light harvester of the well-established cell in order to construct an efficient energy transfer system analogous to photosynthetic antenna from algae for development of new type of nanobiodevices and nano-baiomaterial constructing fuelizations systems of hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
- Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry