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Bacteriorhodopsin as an electronic conduction medium for biomolecular electronics.

Research paper by Yongdong Y Jin, Tal T Honig, Izhar I Ron, Noga N Friedman, Mordechai M Sheves, David D Cahen

Indexed on: 25 Oct '08Published on: 25 Oct '08Published in: Chemical Society Reviews



Abstract

Interfacing functional proteins with solid supports for device applications is a promising route to possible applications in bio-electronics, -sensors, and -optics. Various possible applications of bacteriorhodopsin (bR) have been explored and reviewed since the discovery of bR. This tutorial review discusses bR as a medium for biomolecular optoelectronics, emphasizing ways in which it can be interfaced, especially as a thin film, solid-state current-carrying electronic element.