Bionic particles allow man-made photosynthesis

Scientists have created the first bionic particles in an attempt to produce inorganic materials that can use sunlight to create biofuels, similar to the process of photosynthesis plants use.

The research, conducted by a team from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, created the bionic particles from semiconductors and proteins.

It brings together the strength of inorganic materials to convert light energy to electron energy, with the highly developed chemical functions of biological molecules.

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