Photosynthetic reaction center protein in nanostructures

Kata Hajdu, Tibor Szabó, Melinda Magyar, Gábor Bencsik, Zoltán Németh, Krisztina Nagy, Arnaud Magrez, László Forró, György Váró, Klára Hernádi, László Nagy

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Abstract

Photosynthetic reaction center (RC) is one of the most important proteins, because it is Nature's solar battery converting light energy into chemical potential in the photosynthetic membrane assuring conditions for carbon reduction in cells. Although it is developed in nanometer scale, and is working in nanoscopic power, this is the protein that assures the energy input practically for the whole biosphere on Earth. The extremely large quantum yield of the primary charge separation (close to 100%) in the RC offers a big challenge to use it in nanodevices. Results of structural (AFM, EM), optical, and electro chemical investigations on RC bio-nanocomposite materials based on different carrier matrices (e.g., CNTs, ITO) will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2700-2703
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Volume248
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • ITO
  • Nanocomposites
  • Reaction centers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Hajdu, K., Szabó, T., Magyar, M., Bencsik, G., Németh, Z., Nagy, K., Magrez, A., Forró, L., Váró, G., Hernádi, K., & Nagy, L. (2011). Photosynthetic reaction center protein in nanostructures. Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 248(11), 2700-2703. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201100046