Fluorescence enhancement of photosynthetic complexes separated from nanoparticles by a reduced graphene oxide layer

Twardowska, M., Kamińska, I., Wiwatowski, K., Ashraf, K. U., Cogdell, R. J. , Mackowski, S. and Niedziółka-Jönsson, J. (2014) Fluorescence enhancement of photosynthetic complexes separated from nanoparticles by a reduced graphene oxide layer. Applied Physics Letters, 104(093103), (doi:10.1063/1.4867167)

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Abstract

We observe that introducing a layer of reduced graphene oxide between electrochemically deposited gold nanoparticles and natural photosynthetic Fenna–Matthews–Olson (FMO) complex from green sulfur bacteria, results in an increase of the fluorescence emission of the FMO. This increase is not accompanied with any substantial change of the fluorescence dynamics. Our findings indicate that incorporating graphene-based materials in hybrid assemblies yields better performance of such structures, thus holds promise for designing biosensing and optoelectronic devices.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cogdell, Professor Richard and Ashraf, Mr Khuram
Authors: Twardowska, M., Kamińska, I., Wiwatowski, K., Ashraf, K. U., Cogdell, R. J., Mackowski, S., and Niedziółka-Jönsson, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Applied Physics Letters
Publisher:AIP Publishing
ISSN:0003-6951
ISSN (Online):1077-3118

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