Light energy conversion with pheophytin a and chlorophyll a monolayers at the optical transparent electrode

R. M. Leblanc, P. F. Blanchet, D. Cote, M. I. Gugeshashvili, G. Munger, A. G. Volkov

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The photoelectrochemical behavior of chlorophyll a and pheophytin a monolayers, deposited on SnO2 optically transparent electrodes by means of the Langmuir-Blodgett technique, has been investigated. Spectra of photocurrents coincided with the absorption spectra of photosynthetic pigment monolayers at the SnO2-solution interfaces. The anodic and cathodic photocurrents were measured at different electrode potentials. The effects of solution pH, electrode potentials and redox reagents on the conversion of solar energy in photocurrent by photosynthetic pigments in monolayers on optical transparent electrodes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-102
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry of Organic and Inorganic Molecular Thin Films - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 23 1991Jan 24 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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