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Chemistry. 2015 Mar 9;21(11):4188-99. doi: 10.1002/chem.201405123. Epub 2014 Dec 11.

Biological components and bioelectronic interfaces of water splitting photoelectrodes for solar hydrogen production.

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Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Empa. Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf (Switzerland). artur.braun@alumni.ethz.ch.

Abstract

Artificial photosynthesis (AP) is inspired by photosynthesis in nature. In AP, solar hydrogen can be produced by water splitting in photoelectrochemical cells (PEC). The necessary photoelectrodes are inorganic semiconductors. Light-harvesting proteins and biocatalysts can be coupled with these photoelectrodes and thus form bioelectronic interfaces. We expand this concept toward PEC devices with vital bio-organic components and interfaces, and their integration into the built environment.

KEYWORDS:

artificial photosynthesis; bioelectric interface; charge transfer; energy transfer; solar hydrogen

PMID:
25504590
DOI:
10.1002/chem.201405123
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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