Energy transfer from natural photosynthetic complexes to single-wall carbon nanotubes

Wiwatowski K. , Anna Dużyńska , Michał Świniarski , Szalkowski M. , Mariusz Zdrojek , Jarosław Judek , Mackowski S. , Izabela Kamińska


Combination of fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy results indicates that single-walled carbon nanotubes are extremely efficient quenchers of fluorescence emission associated with chlorophylls embedded in a natural photosynthetic complex, peridinin-chlorophyll-protein. When deposited on a network of the carbon nanotubes forming a thin film, the emission of the photosynthetic complexes diminishes almost completely. This strong reduction of fluorescence intensity is accompanied with dramatic shortening of the fluorescence lifetime. Concluding, such thin films of carbon nanotubes can be extremely efficient energy acceptors in structures involving biologically functional complexes. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
Author Wiwatowski K.
Wiwatowski K.,,
, Anna Dużyńska ZBS
Anna Dużyńska,,
- Structural Research Division
, Michał Świniarski ZBS
Michał Świniarski,,
- Structural Research Division
, Szalkowski M.
Szalkowski M.,,
, Mariusz Zdrojek ZBS
Mariusz Zdrojek,,
- Structural Research Division
, Jarosław Judek ZBS
Jarosław Judek,,
- Structural Research Division
, Mackowski S.
Mackowski S.,,
, Izabela Kamińska
Izabela Kamińska,,
Journal seriesJournal of Luminescence, ISSN 0022-2313
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets42.75
Keywords in EnglishCarbon films; Carbon nanotubes; Chlorophyll; Complex networks; Energy transfer; Fluorescence; Laser spectroscopy; Nanotubes; Thin films; Yarn, Energy acceptors; Fluorescence emission; Fluorescence imaging; Fluorescence intensities; Fluorescence lifetimes; Peridinin; Photosynthetic complex; Time-resolved spectroscopy, Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.686 (2) - 2016=2.558 (5)
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