Design principles and fundamental trade-offs in biomimetic light harvesting

  title={Design principles and fundamental trade-offs in biomimetic light harvesting},
  author={Mohan Sarovar and K Birgitta Whaley},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
Recent developments in synthetic and supramolecular chemistry have created opportunities to design organic systems with tailored nanoscale structure for various technological applications. A key application area is the capture of light energy and its conversion into electrochemical or chemical forms for photovoltaic or sensing applications. In this work we consider cylindrical assemblies of chromophores that model structures produced by several supramolecular techniques. Our study is especially… 

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