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Photovoltaic Effects and Charge Transport Studies in Phycobiliproteins

  • N. N. Beladakere (a1), T. Ravindran (a1), B. Bihari (a1), S. Sengupta (a1), K. A. Marx (a1), J. Kumar (a1), S. K. Tripathy (a1), B. Wiley (a2) and D. L. Kaplan (a2)...

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Phycobiliproteins form highly efficient light absorbing systems in certain algae. We have investigated the charge-transport phenomena in these proteins by analyzing the dark current-voltage and photocurrent characteristics obtained across Au-phycobiliprotein-Au samples. A photovoltaic effect was observed for Au-phycoerythrin-Au sample. At low intensity levels, the photocurrent closely follows Onsager's law of geminate recombination in three dimensions.

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Photovoltaic Effects and Charge Transport Studies in Phycobiliproteins

  • N. N. Beladakere (a1), T. Ravindran (a1), B. Bihari (a1), S. Sengupta (a1), K. A. Marx (a1), J. Kumar (a1), S. K. Tripathy (a1), B. Wiley (a2) and D. L. Kaplan (a2)...

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