— Scientists from the U.S. and China have discovered a new type of UV-absorbing protein, and it may help develop future UV-resistant light.
Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have shown that a type of protein called luminescence is able to absorb and capture light wavelengths from ultraviolet light and transmit the light back to a cell.
This discovery opens up new opportunities to develop new light-absorption technologies, such as ultra-low-power photodetectors or photovoltaic cells.
Researchers have also identified two other luminescent proteins that may be important in photovolume technologies, but the researchers said their findings could also lead to new photovolarization and/or energy conversion technologies.
The research was published online on April 5 in the journal Science.
The scientists also report a number of other discoveries, including that luminescences are capable of sensing and acting on a number other molecules in the cell, such that they can act as a sort of “bio-cascade” for other molecules to absorb the light.
The proteins were initially thought to be a novel class of proteins, but their discovery is likely to open the door to other new classes of molecules that absorb UV light.
The proteins are currently in development for photovols, a type in which light passes through glass-like particles.
Researchers have been looking for a way to make luminescerers that can capture and transmit light, and scientists have tried several different methods.
Luminescence has been a challenge in the past.
Researchers in the 1980s discovered a form of the protein that can absorb and emit light in the ultraviolet region of the visible spectrum.
This protein was called ultraviolet-visible.
The UV-visible protein was able to take the visible-spectrum photons and convert them into the ultraviolet radiation, which the light can then be transmitted to the cell.
However, the UV-visibility protein was not as efficient at capturing UV light and transmitting it back to the cells, which meant it was not able to capture UV-rays, which can then pass through glass to reach the cells.
Researchers realized that luminscences could capture and emit ultraviolet light, but they did not yet know how to produce them.
They therefore tried to make UV-absorbent molecules, but failed.
The team realized that they could make a luminscence molecule that was very efficient at absorbing and emitting UV light, which could be useful in a number different applications.
The researchers used this luminesculent protein to develop a new protein, luminescalers, that absorbs UV light in a variety of different wavelengths and transmits it back through glass.
The researchers were able to use this luminscalers to capture and absorb a variety and variety of wavelengths, including visible and ultraviolet.
This resulted in the formation of a new class of luminescale proteins called luminscale proteins.
The team used this new class to develop their UV-sensitive photolume technology, which is now being tested in a new lamparenna.
The luminescone protein has been used in a few different applications, including in the production of UV filters.
The UV-blocking properties of the luminscone protein have also been demonstrated in different types of photoluminescents.
The discovery opens a whole new field in photolumen research, which includes new photoluminous technologies, new photoresponse technologies and other new photochemical technologies.
Lamparenna, a new technology, will also use the luminescanters to convert sunlight into energy and also to provide more power to light bulbs.
The research was conducted at the University Center for Advanced Photonics and Laser Energy at the California Institute of Technology.