Luminescent Solar Concentrators Employing Phycobilisomes (pages 3181–3185)
Carlijn L. Mulder, Luke Theogarajan, Michael Currie, Jonathan K. Mapel, Marc A. Baldo, Michael Vaughn, Paul Willard, Barry D. Bruce, Mark W. Moss, Clifford E. McLain and John P. Morseman
Article first published online: 20 APR 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200900148
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%.