Evanescent photosynthesis: exciting cyanobacteria in a surface-confined light field.

@article{Ooms2012EvanescentPE,
  title={Evanescent photosynthesis: exciting cyanobacteria in a surface-confined light field.},
  author={Matthew D. Ooms and Vincent J. Sieben and Scott C Pierobon and Erica Eunjung Jung and Michael Kalontarov and David Erickson and David Sinton},
  journal={Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 14},
  pages={4817-23}
}
The conversion of solar energy to chemical energy useful for maintaining cellular function in photosynthetic algae and cyanobacteria relies critically on light delivery to the microorganisms. Conventional direct irradiation of a bulk suspension leads to non-uniform light distribution within a strongly absorbing culture, and related inefficiencies. The study of small colonies of cells in controlled microenvironments would benefit from control over wavelength, intensity, and location of light… CONTINUE READING
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