Photocurrent Generation from Thylakoid Membranes on Osmium-Redox-Polymer-Modified Electrodes

Hamidi H., Hasan K., Emek S. C., DİLGİN Y., Akerlund H., Albertsson P., ...More

CHEMSUSCHEM, vol.8, no.6, pp.990-993, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cssc.201403200
  • Journal Name: CHEMSUSCHEM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.990-993
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Thylakoid membranes (TMs) are uniquely suited for photosynthesis owing to their distinctive structure and composition. Substantial efforts have been directed towards use of isolated photosynthetic reaction centers (PRCs) for solar energy harvesting, however, few studies investigate the communication between whole TMs and electrode surfaces, due to their complex structure. Here we report on a promising approach to generate photosynthesis-derived bioelectricity upon illumination of TMs wired with an osmium-redox-polymer modified graphite electrode, and generate a photocurrent density of 42.4Acm(-2).