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DNA Based Artificial Light-Harvesting Antenna

Abstract Scientists around the world have been striving to develop artificial light-harvesting antenna model systems for energy and other light-driven biochemical applications. Among the various approaches to achieve this goal, one of the most promising is the assembly of structurally well-defined artificial light-harvesting antennas based on the principles of structural DNA nanotechnology. DNA has recently emerged as an extremely efficient material to organize molecules such as fluorophores and proteins on the nanoscale. It is desirable to develop a hybrid smart material by combining artificial antenna systems based on DNA with natural reaction center components, so that the material can be engineered to convert light energy to chemical energy via ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Dutta, Palash Kanti (Author) / Liu, Yan (Advisor) / Yan, Hao (Advisor) / Chen, Julian (Committee member) / Gould, Ian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 202 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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