Cover Picture: Photoelectron Generation by Photosystem II Core Complexes Tethered to Gold Surfaces (ChemSusChem 4/2010) (page 393)
Michele Vittadello , Maxim Y. Gorbunov, Daniel T. Mastrogiovanni, Leszek S. Wielunski, Eric L. Garfunkel , Fernando Guerrero, Diana Kirilovsky, Miwa Sugiura, A. William Rutherford, Ahmad Safari and Paul G. Falkowski
Version of Record online: 16 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201090013
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.