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Green Energy and Technology

Solar Energy Harvesting with Photosynthetic Pigment-Protein Complexes

Authors: Ravi, Sai Kishore, Tan, Swee Ching

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  • Provides a crisp overview of the structural and functional aspects of pigment-proteins 
  • Summarizes the different ways of integrating proteins in a biohybrid solar cell and their charge transport mechanisms
  • Focusses on new techniques and methods to enhance current and voltage generation 
  • Covers design and testing of different device architectures for biohybrid solar energy application
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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 nature’s 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 today’s 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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-25

    Ravi, Sai Kishore (et al.)

  • Augmenting Photocurrent Using Photoproteins of Complementary Optical Characteristics

    Pages 27-40

    Ravi, Sai Kishore (et al.)

  • Interfacing Photoproteins with Mechanoresponsive Electrolytes for Enhancing Photocurrent and Stability

    Pages 41-64

    Ravi, Sai Kishore (et al.)

  • Integrating the Light Reactions of a Photoprotein and a Semiconductor for Enhanced Photovoltage

    Pages 65-77

    Ravi, Sai Kishore (et al.)

  • Role of Band-Structure Approach in Biohybrid Photovoltaics—A Path Beyond Bioelectrochemistry

    Pages 79-110

    Ravi, Sai Kishore (et al.)

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-6332-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solar Energy Harvesting with Photosynthetic Pigment-Protein Complexes
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6333-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6333-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6332-4
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 172
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 75 illustrations in colour
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