Learning from photosynthesis: how to use solar energy to make fuels

Cogdell, R.J. , Gardiner, A.T. and Cronin, L. (2012) Learning from photosynthesis: how to use solar energy to make fuels. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370(1972), pp. 3819-3826. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2011.0422)

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Abstract

This short review describes how the basic reactions of photosynthesis can be broken down into four distinct steps. The current understanding of the molecular mechanisms of these steps, within light-harvesting complexes and reaction centres, in this process is discussed as a framework for the construction of artificial systems capable of using solar energy to make fuels.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cogdell, Professor Richard and Gardiner, Dr Alastair and Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Cogdell, R.J., Gardiner, A.T., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publisher:Royal Society
ISSN:1364-503X
ISSN (Online):1471-2962

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