Abstract Details 179

Solar Cell CIGS Minority Carrier Life Time Measurement by Time Correlated Single Photon Counting
Abstract ID 179
Presenter Shatabdi Roy-Chowdhury
Presentation Type Poster
Full Author List Raimund Fromme, Shibom Basu, Su Lin, Vadim Cherezov, Petra Fromme

Arizona State University


In the field of photosynthesis, crystal structures of photosynthetic pigment proteins have provided insights into excitation energy transfer. Using serial femtosecond crystallography (H. N. Chapman et.al, Nature 470, 2011), many of these proteins have been evaluated and recently, a high-resolution structure of phycocyanin was solved. Microcrystals were made using free-interface diffusion (C. Kupitz et.al, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 369, 2014) and these crystals were also used to demonstrate delivery of globular proteins crystals in Lipid Cubic Phase using the LCP injector (U. Weierstall et.al, Nat. Comm. 5, 2013).



Funding Acknowledgement This work was funded by The Center for Bio-Inspired Solar Fuel Production, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (awardDE-SC0001016), The National Institute of Health (award 1R01GM095583), The US National Science Foundation (award MCB-1021557 and MCB-1120997).