Bio-based solar cell
RUB researchers generate electricity rather than biomass with photosynthetic Proteins
Efficient integration of photosystems 1 and 2 into photovoltaic cell
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a bio-based solar cell. They embedded the two proteins photosystem 1 and 2, which in plants are responsible of photosynthesis, into complex molecules developed in-house, thus creating an efficient electron current. Headed by Prof Dr Wolfgang Schuhmann from the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES) and Prof Dr Matthias Rögner from the Department of Plant Biochemistry, the team has published a report in the journal “Angewandte Chemie”.
Research report and publications 2012