Cover Picture: Photoelectron Generation by Photosystem II Core Complexes Tethered to Gold Surfaces (ChemSusChem 4/2010)

Authors

  • Michele Vittadello  Prof.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (USA), Fax: (+1) 732-932-4083
    2. PECS Department, Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (USA)
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  • Maxim Y. Gorbunov Prof.,

    1. Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8521 (USA)
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  • Daniel T. Mastrogiovanni,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (USA), Fax: (+1) 732-932-4083
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  • Leszek S. Wielunski Dr.,

    1. Department of Physics, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 619 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (USA)
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  • Eric L. Garfunkel  Prof.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (USA), Fax: (+1) 732-932-4083
    2. Department of Physics, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 619 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (USA)
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  • Fernando Guerrero Dr.,

    1. Unité de Recherche Associée 2096, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Service de Bioénergétique, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
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  • Diana Kirilovsky Dr.,

    1. Unité de Recherche Associée 2096, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Service de Bioénergétique, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
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  • Miwa Sugiura Prof.,

    1. Cell-Free Science and Technology Research Center, Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama, Ehime, 790-8577 (Japan)
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  • A. William Rutherford Dr.,

    1. Unité de Recherche Associée 2096, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Service de Bioénergétique, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
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  • Ahmad Safari Prof.,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 607 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8065 (USA)
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  • Paul G. Falkowski  Prof.

    1. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (USA), Fax: (+1) 732-932-4083
    2. Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8521 (USA)
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Abstract

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The cover picture represents a tree of the future, as described by Giacomo Ciamician in the first half of the 20th century when he wrote about “industrial colonies without smoke and without smokestacks” and “forests of glass tubes…and glass buildings…everywhere” inside of which “the photochemical processes that hitherto” had “been the guarded secret of plants” could take place. In their work on page 471, Michele Vittadello and co-workers describe how photosystem II core complexes tethered to a gold surface may serve as efficient biomimetic photoelectron devices, bringing the realization of Ciamician's vision one step closer to reality. The cover image was prepared in collaboration with Nivi Alroy.

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