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Solar Energy Conversion - Natural to Artificial

Sundström, Villy LU (2011) Conference on the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Bio-Photonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation p.219-236
Abstract
Photosynthesis is the process by which energy of light is converted into chemical energy by plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria. For this, highly specialized pigment-proteins have evolved that capture the light and transform the short-lived excited states of pigment molecules into a stable transmembrane potential. By close scrutiny of organization and processes of the photosynthetic pigment systems a number of "design principles" can be recognized. By combining knowledge about structure and light converting energy and electron transfer processes, we can identify the most important features for efficient photosynthetic solar energy conversion. We will also consider two types of nanostructured materials used for solar cell applications... (More)
Photosynthesis is the process by which energy of light is converted into chemical energy by plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria. For this, highly specialized pigment-proteins have evolved that capture the light and transform the short-lived excited states of pigment molecules into a stable transmembrane potential. By close scrutiny of organization and processes of the photosynthetic pigment systems a number of "design principles" can be recognized. By combining knowledge about structure and light converting energy and electron transfer processes, we can identify the most important features for efficient photosynthetic solar energy conversion. We will also consider two types of nanostructured materials used for solar cell applications and identify conceptual similarities and differences compared to the natural systems. (Less)
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Biophotonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation
pages
219 - 236
publisher
Springer
conference name
Conference on the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Bio-Photonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation
conference dates
2009-07-02 - 2009-07-17
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  • wos:000290061800010
  • scopus:78650474146
ISSN
1871-465X
ISBN
978-90-481-9976-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9977-8_10
language
English
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yes
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Chemical Physics (S) (011001060)
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  abstract     = {Photosynthesis is the process by which energy of light is converted into chemical energy by plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria. For this, highly specialized pigment-proteins have evolved that capture the light and transform the short-lived excited states of pigment molecules into a stable transmembrane potential. By close scrutiny of organization and processes of the photosynthetic pigment systems a number of "design principles" can be recognized. By combining knowledge about structure and light converting energy and electron transfer processes, we can identify the most important features for efficient photosynthetic solar energy conversion. We will also consider two types of nanostructured materials used for solar cell applications and identify conceptual similarities and differences compared to the natural systems.},
  author       = {Sundström, Villy},
  booktitle    = {Biophotonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation},
  isbn         = {978-90-481-9976-1},
  issn         = {1871-465X},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {219--236},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Solar Energy Conversion - Natural to Artificial},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9977-8_10},
  doi          = {10.1007/978-90-481-9977-8_10},
  year         = {2011},
}