"Nature has already made efficient photosynthesis molecular nanomachines in thermophilic photosynthetic bacteria, algae, and plants. We can isolate or emulate them to stabilize them in extended time onto inexpensive semiconducting nanostructured surface in extremely high density to directly harvest photons. This process must be simple, easy to follow and affordable even for developing nations," Zhang wrote.
Shown here is a schematic illustration of some of Zhang's biosolar work.
June 3, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: MIT/Susan Dove/CNET Networks
| Caption by: Stefanie Olsen
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