Biotemplated Synthesis of Perovskite Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Conversion

Authors

  • Nurxat Nuraje,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The David. H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA, Fax: (+1) 617-324-3300
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Xiangnan Dang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The David. H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA, Fax: (+1) 617-324-3300
    Current affiliation:
    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Jifa Qi,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The David. H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA, Fax: (+1) 617-324-3300
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  • Mark A. Allen,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The David. H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA, Fax: (+1) 617-324-3300
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  • Yu Lei,

    1. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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  • Angela M. Belcher

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The David. H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA, Fax: (+1) 617-324-3300
    2. Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The David. H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA, Fax: (+1) 617-324-3300.
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Abstract

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A synthetic method of using genetically engineered M13 virus to mineralize perovskite nanomaterials, particularly strontium titanate (STO) and bismuth ferrite (BFO), is presented. Genetically engineered viruses provide effective templates for perovskite nanomaterials. The virus-templated nanocrystals are small in size, highly crystalline, and show photocatalytic and photovoltaic properties.

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