Photovoltaic properties of purple membrane Langmuir-Blodgett films

T. Furuno, K. Takimoto, T. Kouyama, A. Ikegami, H. Sasabe

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Langmuir films of pure purple membranes with no added lipids were deposited on solid substrates by the horizontal transfer method. The photovoltaic properties of purple membrane Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films were studied in correlation with the photochemical cycle of bacteriorhodopsin. The morphology of the air-water interface film transferred onto a chip of silicon wafer is briefly described as a characterization for purple membrane LB films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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