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2011-11-30 04:43:34

A biomimetic antenna for gathering sunlight may one day transform solar-powered devices. Sometimes when people talk about solar energy, they tacitly assume that we’re stuck with some version of the silicon solar cell and its technical and cost limitations. Not so.

2009-06-29 16:44:59

An international team of researchers has modified chlorophyll from an alga so that it resembles the extremely efficient light antennae of bacteria.

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2009-05-05 08:31:20

An international team of scientists has determined the structure of the chlorophyll molecules in green bacteria that are responsible for harvesting light energy.

2009-05-04 16:00:00

A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it has determined the structure of chlorophyll molecules in green bacteria that harvest light energy. The researchers said their findings might one day be used to build artificial photosynthetic systems, such as those that convert solar energy to electrical energy. We found that the orientation of the chlorophyll molecules make green bacteria extremely efficient at harvesting light, said Pennsylvania State University Professor Donald Bryant,...

2009-04-03 11:13:22

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have figured out the orientation of a protein in the antenna complex to its neighboring membrane in a photosynthetic bacterium, a key find in the process of energy transfer in photosynthesis.

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2007-07-26 14:05:00

The wonderland known as Yellowstone National Park has yielded a new marvel - an unusual bacterium that converts light to energy.


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