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Modelling Photosynthesis

Synopsis
Asks if there is a way of capturing and storing the sun’s energy as useful chemical energy. In the photochemistry laboratories at the Royal Institution Sir George Porter outlines the aim - to find a way to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Demonstrates the electrolysis of water and proceeds, via photoassisted cells, to Nozik’s diode, which splits water photochemically without the assistance of an electric current. Systems that use chlorophyll and chlorophyll analogues as the sensitiser are examined. Concludes by looking at the particle systems recently developed by Michael Gratzel. The programme contains many animation sequences to help explain the Redox diagrams and the electron transfer process.
Series
Photochemistry: Light, Chemical Change of Life, Course S341
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1983
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Documentation
Accompanying notes.
Uses
Undergraduates. *CHEMSOC
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
photosynthesis

Credits

Producer
Hendrik Ball
Cast
George Porter 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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