Self-assembled photosystem-I biophotovoltaics on nanostructured TiO2 and ZnO

  title={Self-assembled photosystem-I biophotovoltaics on nanostructured TiO2 and ZnO},
  author={Andreas Mershin and Kazuya Matsumoto and Liselotte Kaiser and Daoyong Yu and Michael Vaughn and Md. Khaja Nazeeruddin and Barry D Bruce and Michael Graetzel and Shuguang Zhang},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
The abundant pigment-protein membrane complex photosystem-I (PS-I) is at the heart of the Earth's energy cycle. It is the central molecule in the "Z-scheme" of photosynthesis, converting sunlight into the chemical energy of life. Commandeering this intricately organized photosynthetic nanocircuitry and re-wiring it to produce electricity carries the promise of inexpensive and environmentally friendly solar power. We here report that dry PS-I stabilized by surfactant peptides functioned as both… CONTINUE READING