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dc.contributor.authorSeker U.O.S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMutlugun, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHernandez-Martinez, R. L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSharma, V. K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLesnyak, V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGaponik N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEychmuller, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDemir, Hilmi Volkanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T11:58:49Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T11:58:49Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-21en_US
dc.identifier.issn2040-3364
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/11798
dc.description.abstractUtilization of light is crucial for the life cycle of many organisms. Also, many organisms can create light by utilizing chemical energy emerged from biochemical reactions. Being the most important structural units of the organisms, proteins play a vital role in the formation of light in the form of bioluminescence. Such photoproteins have been isolated and identified for a long time; the exact mechanism of their bioluminescence is well established. Here we show a biomimetic approach to build a photoprotein based excitonic nanoassembly model system using colloidal quantum dots (QDs) for a new bioluminescent couple to be utilized in biotechnological and photonic applications. We concentrated on the formation mechanism of nanohybrids using a kinetic and thermodynamic approach. Finally we propose a biosensing scheme with an ON/OFF switch using the QD-GFP hybrid. The QD-GFP hybrid system promises strong exciton-exciton coupling between the protein and the quantum dot at a high efficiency level, possessing enhanced capabilities of light harvesting, which may bring new technological opportunities to mimic biophotonic events.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleNanoscaleen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3nr01417gen_US
dc.subjectFluorescent Proteinsen_US
dc.subjectBioluminescenceen_US
dc.subjectNanocrystalsen_US
dc.subjectDiversityen_US
dc.subjectOriginsen_US
dc.subjectLighten_US
dc.titleBio-nanohybrids of quantum dots and photoproteins facilitating strong nonradiative energy transferen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Electrical and Electronics Engineeringen_US
dc.departmentInstitute of Materials Science and Nanotechnologyen_US
dc.citation.spage7034en_US
dc.citation.epage7040en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber5en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber15en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c3nr01417gen_US
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistryen_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorDemir, Hilmi Volkanen_US


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