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Photoconverters with organic semiconductors and photosynthetic bacteria: positioning the bacterial Reaction Center in nanostructures
Author(s): Gianluca M. Farinola; Roberta Ragni; Francesco Milano; Simona La Gatta; Roberto R. Tangorra; Maurizio Mastropasqua Talamo; Marco Lo Presti; Angela Agostiano; Stefania R. Cicco; Alessandra Operamolla; Omar Hassan Omar; Massimo Trotta
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Paper Abstract

Photosynthetic Reaction Center (RC) is a transmembrane photoenzyme capable of converting absorbed photons into electron-hole pairs with almost unitary efficiency. The unique properties of this natural photoconverter attract considerable interest for its use as functional component in nanomaterials and bioelectronics devices. Implementation of RC into nanostructures or anchoring on devices’ electrode surfaces require the development of suitable chemical manipulation. Here we report our methods to embed this protein in soft nanostructures or to covalently attach it on surfaces without denaturating it or altering its chemical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9944, Organic Sensors and Bioelectronics IX, 994406 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237411
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Gianluca M. Farinola, Univ. degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
Roberta Ragni, Univ. degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
Francesco Milano, Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, CNR (Italy)
Simona La Gatta, Univ. degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
Roberto R. Tangorra, Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, CNR (Italy)
Maurizio Mastropasqua Talamo, Univ. degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
Marco Lo Presti, Univ. degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
Angela Agostiano, Univ. degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, CNR (Italy)
Stefania R. Cicco, Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, CNR (Italy)
Alessandra Operamolla, Univ. degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy)
Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, CNR (Italy)
Omar Hassan Omar, Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, CNR (Italy)
Massimo Trotta, Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9944:
Organic Sensors and Bioelectronics IX
Ioannis Kymissis; Ruth Shinar; Luisa Torsi, Editor(s)

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