Bacteriorhodopsin as an electronic conduction medium for biomolecular electronics

Yongdong Jin, Tal Honig, Izhar Ron, Noga Friedman, Mordechai Sheves, David Cahen

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2422-2432
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemistry (all)


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