Tobacco Plants Tapped to Grow Solar Cells

In a paper in the journal ACS Nano Letters, Matt Francis and his colleagues used tobacco plants, infected with a genetically engineered virus, to produce artificial photovoltaic and photochemical cells. The technique is more environmentally friendly than traditional methods of making solar cells and could lead to cheap, temporary and biodegradable solar cells.
Tobacco Plants Tapped to Grow Solar Cells : Discovery News

Michel T. Dedeo, Karl E. Duderstadt, James M. Berger and Matthew B. Francis* Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, and Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, California
Nanoscale Protein Assemblies from a Circular Permutant of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus

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