solar antenna

"An artificial light-collecting antenna system. Binding a large number of light-absorbing molecules ('red balls') to a DNA molecule, which is then modified with a porphyrin unit (blue) will result in the creation of a self-assembling system that resembles light harvesting in natural photosynthesis." Image Credit: Chalmers University of Technology

Self-Assembling DNA Molecules As Scaffolding For Artificial Photosynthesis — Solar Energy Antenna Developed

An interesting new take on an artificial photosynthesis system — one relying on self-assembling DNA molecules for scaffolding rather than … [continued]