Advanced Materials

Artificial Ion Channels Regulating Light-Induced Ionic Currents in Photoelectrical Conversion Systems

Authors

  • Zheyi Meng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Han Bao,

    1. College of Arts and Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
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  • Jingtao Wang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Chendi Jiang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Minghui Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Jin Zhai,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, P. R. China
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  • Lei Jiang

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, P. R. China
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Abstract

Artificial ion channels are introduced into a photosystem II photoelectrical conversion system to mimic the photocurrent regulating of the natural PSII energy system on the thylakoid membrane. In the composite system, PSII complexes act as pumps to convert light into currents and artificial ion channels act as valves to regulate light-induced ionic currents.

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