Technological activities to convert solar energy to electrical energy have been mainly focussed on solar cells based on inorganic semiconductors, which are typically manufactured in a classical top-down approach. Its natural counterpart photosynthesis however, is based on the opposite strategy, i.e. bottom-up: Starting from individual molecules and combining them to supramolecular structures.
However, in order to learn from biology how to construct systems for artificial photosynthesis a better understanding of fundamental processes like exciton transfer, charge separation and cyclic electron flow is crucial.
The process of light harvesting by antenna pigments lies at the heart of solar energy conversion. Aim of the conference is to bring together scientists from diverse fields to stimulate co-operations and to discuss options for the technological development of practical methods for the utilization of photosynthesis. The realization of the seriousness and rapidity of climate change accentuates the importance of this research for future energy supply.
Frank Schmälzle | Universität Bayreuth
Firmen- und Forschungsnetzwerk Munitect tagt am IOW
08.12.2016 | Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
NRW Nano-Konferenz in Münster
07.12.2016 | Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung NRW
08.12.2016 | Veranstaltungen
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