Luminescent Solar Concentrators Employing Phycobilisomes

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  • Carlijn L. Mulder,

    1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Luke Theogarajan,

    1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Michael Currie,

    1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Jonathan K. Mapel,

    1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Marc A. Baldo,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
    • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA).
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  • Michael Vaughn,

    1. Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Tennessee at Knoxville 125 Austin Peay Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996 (USA)
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  • Paul Willard,

    1. Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Tennessee at Knoxville 125 Austin Peay Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996 (USA)
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  • Barry D. Bruce,

    1. Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of Tennessee at Knoxville 125 Austin Peay Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996 (USA)
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  • Mark W. Moss,

    1. Columbia Biosciences Corporation 6440 Suite D Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (USA)
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  • Clifford E. McLain,

    1. Columbia Biosciences Corporation 6440 Suite D Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (USA)
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  • John P. Morseman

    1. Columbia Biosciences Corporation 6440 Suite D Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (USA)
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Abstract

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Phycobilisome-based luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) take advantage of the photosynthetic antenna complexes of red algae and cyanobacteria. The phycobilisomes are successfully stabilized in a solid-state LSC matrix with minimal loss of performance. Comparison of samples with intact and decoupled complexes indicates that energy transfer within intact phycobilisomes results in a reduction of re-absorption losses by ∼50%.

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