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Molecular assemblies for solar energy conversion - Biomimetic approach

Krishnan, V (1994) Molecular assemblies for solar energy conversion - Biomimetic approach. In: Current Science (Bangalore), 66 (10). pp. 729-735.

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Excitation energy migration followed by electron transfer forms the main components of natural photosynthesis. An understanding of these aspects is essential to reenact the primary processes in laboratory under conditions that are precisely repeatable. Here we describe the state of understanding of the natural process and several model systems designed to harvest solar energy and conversion to useful form of chemical energy. The molecular assemblies constituting the model systems offer a great advantage in terms of better comprehension of the mechanistic aspects and yield valuable information on the design of molecular photonic devices.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science (Bangalore)
Publisher: Indian academy of sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian academy of sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2011 12:14
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2011 12:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36650

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