PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF PURE AND MIXED MONOLAYERS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS.

E. Arseneault, A. Diarra, S. Hotchandani, J. J. Max, Roger Leblanc

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Abstract

Photovoltaic cells of the type (Al/monolayers of photosynthetic pigments/Ag) have been prepared by sandwiching pigment monolayers between semitransparent Al and Ag electrodes. The use of monolayers is to simulate the in vivo orientation of pigments. The power conversion efficiency of chlorophyll cells measured at 680 nm (red absorption band) is 0. 03%. The addition of quinone or carotenoid canthaxanthine does not seem to increase the efficiency of the cells. The capacitance measurements at low frequency in the dark and under illumination indicate the presence of trapped charge carriers which are mobilized by light. The action spectra suggest that the photoactive region is at the Al/pigment junction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsE. Bilgen, K.G.T. Hollands
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherPergamon Press
Pages1860-1864
Number of pages5
Volume3
ISBN (Print)0080331777
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Pigments
Monolayers
Capacitance measurement
Photovoltaic cells
Chlorophyll
Charge carriers
Conversion efficiency
Absorption spectra
Lighting
Electrodes

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Arseneault, E., Diarra, A., Hotchandani, S., Max, J. J., & Leblanc, R. (1986). PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF PURE AND MIXED MONOLAYERS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS. In E. Bilgen, & K. G. T. Hollands (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication Title (Vol. 3, pp. 1860-1864). New York, NY, USA: Pergamon Press.

PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF PURE AND MIXED MONOLAYERS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS. / Arseneault, E.; Diarra, A.; Hotchandani, S.; Max, J. J.; Leblanc, Roger.

Unknown Host Publication Title. ed. / E. Bilgen; K.G.T. Hollands. Vol. 3 New York, NY, USA : Pergamon Press, 1986. p. 1860-1864.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Arseneault, E, Diarra, A, Hotchandani, S, Max, JJ & Leblanc, R 1986, PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF PURE AND MIXED MONOLAYERS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS. in E Bilgen & KGT Hollands (eds), Unknown Host Publication Title. vol. 3, Pergamon Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1860-1864.
Arseneault E, Diarra A, Hotchandani S, Max JJ, Leblanc R. PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF PURE AND MIXED MONOLAYERS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS. In Bilgen E, Hollands KGT, editors, Unknown Host Publication Title. Vol. 3. New York, NY, USA: Pergamon Press. 1986. p. 1860-1864
Arseneault, E. ; Diarra, A. ; Hotchandani, S. ; Max, J. J. ; Leblanc, Roger. / PHOTOVOLTAIC PROPERTIES OF PURE AND MIXED MONOLAYERS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS. Unknown Host Publication Title. editor / E. Bilgen ; K.G.T. Hollands. Vol. 3 New York, NY, USA : Pergamon Press, 1986. pp. 1860-1864
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