Realizing artificial photosynthesis.
Artificial photosynthesis comprises the design of systems for converting solar energy into useful forms based on the fundamental science underlying natural photosynthesis. There are many approaches to this problem. In this report, the emphasis is on molecule-based systems for photochemical production of fuels using sunlight. A few examples of typical components of artificial photosynthetic systems including antennas, reaction centres, catalysts for fuel production and water oxidation, and units for photoprotection and photoregulation are presented in order to illustrate the current state of the field and point out challenges yet to be fully addressed.
Department of Chemistry and Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85202, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceFaraday discussions 155: 2012 pg 9-26; discussion 103-14
Bioelectric Energy Sources
Green Chemistry Technology
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.