Cover Picture: Biomimetic Artificial Photosynthesis by Light-Harvesting Synthetic Wood (ChemSusChem 5/2011)

Authors

  • Minah Lee,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon 305–701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 42-869-3310
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  • Jae Hong Kim,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon 305–701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 42-869-3310
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  • Prof. Sang Hyun Lee,

    1. Department of Microbial Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, 143–701 (Korea)
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  • Sahng Ha Lee,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon 305–701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 42-869-3310
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  • Prof. Chan Beum Park

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon 305–701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 42-869-3310
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Science Road, Daejeon 305–701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 42-869-3310
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Abstract

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The cover image illustrates an integrated artificial photosynthesis system that is developed through the reassembly of raw materials from plants. The natural photosynthesis model, which converts solar energy into reduced organic chemicals, remains a target for scientists. In their study on p. 581, Chan Beum Park et al. report the development of light-harvesting synthetic wood for utilizing solar energy, especially in the visible light range. The bioinspired strategy, utilizing natural renewable biomaterials for artificial photosynthesis, is a new way for the sustainable development of light-harvesting assemblies by facile and environmentally friendly fabrication under mild conditions.

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