Mimicking nature: a novel peptide-based bio-inspired approach for solar energy conversion.


A bioinspired approach is applied to photoelectric conversion devices. A 3(10)-helical hexapeptide bearing a pyrene unit is immobilized on a gold-covered TiO2 surface. The device is integrated for the first time in a dye-sensitized solar cell, exhibiting stability after several measurements. The approach could have promising applications in the field of… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201300901